Social media is both a boon and a bane for this modern, tech-savvy world. While on one hand it is considered to be a powerful tool to bring about a genuine change, on the other, it is often said to be mired with issues of online abuse and harassment.
But a recent study has found that while people share snippets of their everyday life every now and then, being authentic on social media can benefit their mental health immensely. According to The Independent, a new study published in the Nature Communications journal suggests that keeping it real on social media is better for our mental well-being.
Researchers at New York’s Columbia Business School and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Chicago had analyzed the data of 10,560 Facebook users, who had completed something called the ‘life satisfaction and personality assessment surveys’ from 2007 to 2012, the outlet reports.
(With inputs from agencies)