Friday, March 18, 2011

Facebook Fueling Eating Disorders

Teenage girls using Facebook are more likely to develop eating disorders than those who avoid the social network. That’s the finding of a study by the University of Haifa in Israel. Researchers say heavy Facebook use causes girls to compare themselves with profiles of other users, often leading to lower self-esteem.


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  1. That's silly. Girls will always find reasons to compare themselves with other girls. Even if Facebook didn't exist.

  2. I'm pleasantly surprised that you mention Israel in a somehow positive context such as ..research.

  3. Sounds to me like some Israeli entrepreneur wants to issue a "product" that competes with Facebook.


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