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Study: Facebook Brings as Much Happiness as Marriage

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Positive reaction to one’s Facebook activity can bring as much happiness as marriage or having a baby, according to a new study.

The study, which sampled 1,910 Facebook users across 91 countries and undertaken by Carnegie Mellon University, found that users can be given a significant boost in mood and self esteem when their friends engaged positively with their posts.

The positive boost was explicitly linked to actions such as personalised posts and comments and did not include simpler reactions such as “likes” and “reactions.”

The study discovered that just 60 comments from friends and family can provide a significant mood boost, even equal to that of positive life events such as marriage and having children. – Read More

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