This study gives us a glimpse into a significant topic, the impact of Facebook and social media on the inner life of its users.
We are only beginning to look at this issue, and much work remains to be done to begin to see how our understanding of ourselves and our relationships to others have been radically altered .The net is not just about sharing YouTube videos of kids pasties or cats coughing up hair balls.
It’s about how we relate to others and ourselves .
Stay tuned .
REPORT: SOCIAL NETWORKING, SAFETY
The tone of life on social networking sites
by Lee Rainie, Amanda Lenhart, Aaron Smith
Feb 9, 2012
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The overall social and emotional climate of social networking sites (SNS) is a very positive one where adult users get personal rewards and satisfactions at far higher levels than they encounter anti-social people or have ill consequences from their encounters. A nationally representative phone survey of American adults finds that:
85% of SNS-using adults say that their experience on the sites is that people are mostly kind, compared with 5% who say people they observe on the sites are mostly unkind and another 5% who say their answer depends on the situation.
68% of SNS users said they had an experience that made them feel good about themselves.
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