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Posts Tagged 'self-esteem'

Self-Affirmation Underlies Facebook Use

Seems to be part of a cycle… Social network sites, such as Facebook, have acquired an unprecedented following, yet it is unknown what makes them so attractive to users. Here we propose that these sites’ popularity can be understood through the fulfillment of ego needs. We use self-affirmation theory to hypothesize why and when people […]

29 January 2013 at 16:32 - Comments

What your Facebook ‘friends’ say about you

What are you actually doing, adding all those randoms? It seems that Facebook friendships are related to something called ‘social capital’ – you might say you’re stocking up on party dollars! But they’re probably not going to be much use… This research, from Nicole Ellison, Charles Steinfield and Cliff Lampe (2007, honestly didn’t make that […]

5 November 2009 at 02:28 - Comments