Is updating his facebook status

27-Sep-2019 02:55

“Here, let me show you, see what you think.” She strode over to the computer and clicked at the Facebook page.A Facebook status is a feature that allows users to post and share a small amount of content on their profile, on their friends' walls and in Facebook news feeds."We got the idea to conduct this study during a coffee-break sharing random stories about what friends had posted on Facebook," psychology researcher Fenne große Deters, of the Universitat Berlin, told Live Science in an email."Wondering why posting status updates is so popular, we thought that it would be thrilling to study this new form of communication empirically." Deters and her colleague recruited about 100 undergraduates (all Facebook users) at the University of Arizona.

And a drop in loneliness was linked to an increase in feeling more socially connected, which the researchers believe is the cause behind the positive effects of status updating.

That’s when I saw his name.” Dave’s eyes followed her.

“You could have removed him at that point.” “Could I?

During that week, all completed a short online questionnaire at the end of each day about their mood and level of social connection.

Compared with the group of students who didn't adjust their social media habits, those who went on a status-writing blitz felt less lonely over the week, the team found.

And a drop in loneliness was linked to an increase in feeling more socially connected, which the researchers believe is the cause behind the positive effects of status updating.

That’s when I saw his name.” Dave’s eyes followed her.

“You could have removed him at that point.” “Could I?

During that week, all completed a short online questionnaire at the end of each day about their mood and level of social connection.

Compared with the group of students who didn't adjust their social media habits, those who went on a status-writing blitz felt less lonely over the week, the team found.

All participants filled out initial surveys to measure their levels of loneliness, happiness and depression, and they gave the researchers access to their Facebook profiles by friending a dummy user created for the experiment.