Does Facebook Make You Sad?

After my team mates have already written quite a few interesting posts about Facebook and other social media and after reading an article concerning a recent study about how Facebook is supposed to make us unhappier, I decided to investigate that matter a little deeper as well as adding some personal experiences to it.

What I Found
The articles I read were mainly based on studies of the Utah Valley University and Stanford University. In the study of the Utah Valley University around 450 students were asked about their experiences and emotions concerning Facebook. They were asked if they thought that many of their friends had a better life than they did, and if life seemed fair to them. Surprisingly (or maybe not?) many students answered that they felt that their friends were happier than they were and that life did not seem fair to them.

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“Google – saves everything. Forever.” Forever ever?

Google – saves everything. Forever.

But does that really mean forever ever?

The Background

Nearly everyone uses the web, and a drastically increasing amount of the world’s population is using Social Media. To name just a few:

LinkedIn has about 100 million users, Facebook has more than 750 million active users of which more than 50% log on in any given day and more than 200 million people actively use twitter in their everyday life.

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How Facebook saved the rainforest

Need a break? – So does the Rainforest. At least that is what Greenpeace thought when they started a campaign against Nestlé, which is – according to the Telegraph – the largest food company in the world.

The campaign was started at the beginning of 2010 and made me personally become interested in Nestlé, what they were doing in general and what their global impact is today.

It was started because – according to Greenpeace (a non governmental environmental organization) – Nestlé was using palm oil from Sinar Mas, a palm oil supplier which was said to be trashing Indonesian rainforests, as also the blogger Martin Meister points out in his blog post which talks about “Nestle’s mistake in Social Media Networking”. (more…)