Facebook Is Good for Your Social Well-Being

Pew report:

Among the findings of a phone survey of 2,255 American adults conducted by Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project last fall:  Facebook users are more trusting of other people, they have larger numbers of close friends, they exhibit a higher level of civic engagement and they get more social support from their friends.

The survey’s findings challenge the common perception that social networking sites isolate people or undercut their real-world friendships and interactions, said University of Pennsylvania professor Keith Hampton, the lead author of the report. …

One disturbing finding: The social fallout from the digital divide. People who are not online have the smallest social networks, are more socially isolated, get the least amount of social support and are least likely to vote, Hampton said.

So basically, Facebook is good for you, and no Facebook means you’re probably a social misfit that’s missing out. And that I’ve got more friends than you.

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