Feeling down in the dumps and looking for a pick me up? You may want to check your Facebook profile. That advice follows from new research showing that Facebook profiles help reassure people's self-worth and feelings about themselves. "The conventional wisdom is that Facebook use is merely a time sink and leads to an assortment of negative consequences. But our research shows that it can be a psychologically meaningful activity that supplies a sense of well-being at a relatively deep level," said co-author Jeff Hancock, Cornell professor of communication and computer and information science. "The extraordinary amount of time people spend on Facebook may be a reflection of its ability to satisfy ego needs that are fundamental to the human condition."
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