Stanford experiment show strong evidence that deleting Facebook account improves mental health

Lyft swetool
Jan 31 16 Comments

http://web.stanford.edu/~gentzkow/research/facebook.pdf

So glad I’ve never use the product and turn down the offer I had there years ago. For a long time felt like the only person with this point of view, now the worlds eyes are opening.

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Microsoft game hhh
    I think I should try this. I really need it.
    Jan 31 0
  • Micro Focus / Eng ccowboi
    People still use Facebook?
    Jan 31 0
  • McAfee JohnMcPee
    I deleted it yesterday. Now planning to deactivate Instagram. Didn’t have a Twitter or Snapchat account anyway. Deleted all dating apps too, so no more thinking new pickup lines.

    Blind is the last frontier.

    LeetCode baby, here I come!!!
    Jan 31 0
  • Citibank Qt7l
    Stanford study also shows strong evidence that users who delete the Blind app improve mental health, marital Health, financial health, have better hygiene habits, more frequently do the needful after reverting , speeds up the H1B process, widens network of friends, drinks less, exercises more, amongst other benefits.

    Strangely it had no impact on their ability to attract members of the opposite sex.
    Jan 31 0
  • Glassdoor / Eng staxx
    Of course. FB and other social networks (blind, linkedin count too) with variable rewards are basically gambling with your emotions. Nothing new, it’s just hard to quit because almost everyone is on it.
    Jan 31 3
    • Autodesk sodjdjekrm
      Your daily consumption of data to your brain is exceeding its capacity with unnecessary content that doesnt really serve you well
      Jan 31
    • Microsoft
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      LinkedIn is very different. It’s primarily a news and jobs site, not a social site.
      Jan 31
    • New / R&D ffKn51
      Yep. Brain was never meant to handle daily viewing of the best life moments of wealthier people.
      Jan 31
  • New / Eng b42ba837-
    Study was sponsored by Google
    Jan 31 1
  • Starbucks / Eng FbVa21
    Next you’re going to tell us we should go outside, too
    Feb 1 0
  • Salesforce MorningLad
    No shit. Do you really need a Stanford experiment to show you this?
    Jan 31 0
  • Intel Sjkopgg
    Also, Blind 🙂
    Jan 31 0
  • New 6Scv43A
    Zukerburg wants to know the OP’s location.
    Jan 31 0
  • Acxiom RickErwin
    Have a Facebook account but Uninstalled the app on my phone 4 years ago.

    Never had Instagram or Twitter accounts.
    Jan 31 0
  • Qualtrics provo85
    I have a hard time completely deleting my accounts and but Ive deactivated mine for the last 2 months and haven't had any urges to check after the first couple months.
    Jan 31 0