Dec 18, 2017

Facebook: Post more to feel better about yourself

Facebook's downsides could be combated by making more use of the site and interacting positively, it said. A social media expert said the way Facebook was built made hard to use it in those better ways. Questions about the impact of Facebook came into focus last week, following comments from Sean Parker, Facebook's first president, and Chamath Palihapitiya, a former executive at the company. In the more recent blog, Facebook's director of research, David Ginsberg, said there was a continuing internal debate at the company about whether time spent on social media was good for people. Being more active on Facebook and proactively engaging with people was better than just passively consuming updates and posts, he said.

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