Study: Facebook Makes You Feel Anxious
Facebook users aren’t just connected to real-life friends; their online “friends” also include relatives, coworkers, former lovers and others.
And that can be stressful, since including these others brings aboard some people who aren’t amused by your online persona.
Not surprisingly, having friended parents or employers was especially stressful. Facebook users, the researchers write, “are more likely to feel socially anxious as it will be difficult, if not possible, to meet the expectations of all audiences simultaneously.”
The study also found that young people on Facebook are more likely to be friends with their exes (64 percent) than with their current significant other (56 percent).
This pretty uncomfortable as your sometimes friends with people you really don’t want to see your regular profile.
Yes you can hide certain things from your timeline, but that takes work and effort. If you don’t friend your significant other, family members, and employers its assumed you have something to hide.
Andrew Alvez | Elite.