Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Facebook helps to Boost Self-Esteem

Facebook helps to Boost Self-Esteem
If you spend hours on end logged into Facebook, just updating your profile, making new contacts or fussing over your status updates – there’s news for you now! This is no longer considered to be a waste of time! Recent studies have shown that the time you spend on social networks may not be as detrimental as you thought it would be; or as you’ve been led to believe.

Spending time online and trying to perfect your online identity by making changes to your profile can go a long way in boosting your self-esteem. As opposed to how a mirror keeps reminding us of our flaws, Facebook on the other hand helps by showing us a positive version of ourselves. A mirror just reminds us of who we really are; which in most cases can’t be perfect right?

Facebook does a whole lot of good for us, but this doesn’t mean it deceives of us of who we really are. It just gives us a positive portrayal of ourselves. When you post anything on any social media site, you will be able to filter out all the negative and unflattering details about yourself. As far as contacts are concerned, Facebook allows us to present our photos in a more presentable way, which further goes to boost our esteem.

Studies have shown that social networking sites can help people with low psychological well beings and can bring them out of their shells.

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