While most people use Facebook to keep in touch with friends and update people on their lives, a new study suggests the social networking site may also help boost a person's self-worth.
The study was conducted at Cornell University and involved eighty eight students. Researchers found that people's Facebook profiles offered reassurance about their self-worth, because they allow users to display their most valued personal traits and relationships.
Study co-author Jeff Hancock says that although Facebook can be viewed as a time sink, the research shows that, "it can be a psychologically meaningful activity that supplies a sense of well-being at a relatively deep level."
The findings appeared in the March issue of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
Once again we need to bundle up and watch for icy patches on roads and sidewalks.
The cold stays with us for a few more days. Today's high is in the upper 20s; tomorrow, high around freezing.
Looks like another storm system moving in to start the weekend. This one will likely bring a mix of snow, sleet, and rain. Stay tuned.