“In conclusion, they want you to use more Facebook. Wait, what?”

Facebook says using Facebook makes you sad, please use more Facebook

#Health

Wed, Dec 20th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

LifeHacker looks at a recent post by Facebook in which it acknowledges that using Facebook is bad for you — I'm guessing seeing other people's carefully curated feed posts of their perfect lives causes depression when comparing your non-perfect existence to them. Unsurprisingly, Facebook is not suggesting using social media less.

You can read the whole post by the Facebook researchers and never see any question about how much Facebook is an appropriate amount of Facebook. That’s not the question they want to answer, because the answer is probably “less.” Instead, they ask questions like:

* How can we make people happier with reading their news feeds?
* How can Facebook “support [teens] as they transition through different stages of life”?

Maybe a good conclusion at this point would be stop giving people incentives to scroll through their feed.

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