Facebook Brags First Position In Stimulating Negative Effect On Your Mood !! [Study]

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Its quite surprising for us to know what would be the effect of social networking sites on us.

A research study on the usage of social networks conducted showed that Facebook is the most stress inducing site.

The study was conducted among 1,632 American adults about what are the effects of social networks on them.


In the study 20% of the respondents said Facebook was the most stress inducing social networking site. Another 20% of them responded that Facebook was the most negative effect which induced random mood swing.

Social networking sites which have negative effect on your mood:

Facebook – 19.4%
Twitter – 4.7%
LinkedIn – 4.1%
MySpace – 3.6%
YouTube – 2.9%
Instagram – 0.8%
Pinterest – 0.7%
Foursquare – 0.6%
Tumblr –  0.4%
Reddit ­­- 0.3%
None have an effect on my mood – 61.3%
Other – 1.3%

social networking sites which causes more mood

Social networks which cause you the most stress:

Facebook – 18.7%
LinkedIn – 3.4%
Twitter – 3.2%
YouTube – 1.8%
MySpace –  1.1%
Foursquare -0.7%
Tumblr –  0.5%
Reddit ­­- 0.4%
Instagram – 0.3%
Pinterest – 0.1%
None have an effect on my stress – 68.9%
Other – 1%

Social networking sites which causes more stress

Social networking sites which have positive effect on your mood:

Facebook – 45.9%
YouTube – 17.5%
LinkedIn – 6.5%
Twitter – 4.0%
Pinterest – 1.7%
Instagram – 1.4%
Reddit ­­- 1.3%
Foursquare – .3%
MySpace – 0 .3%
Tumblr – 0 .1%
None have an effect on my mood – 19.6%
Other – 1.3%

 The feel of a day where you check into your social media account more than normal:

Bored – 10.6%
Happy – 9.1 %
Calm – 6.9%
Stressed – 6%
Anxious – 4.7%
Like I’m Missing Out – 3.1%
Relieved – 2.7%
Sad – 0.8%
No Effect – 54.7%
Other – 1.5%.


Motivations to use location-based social networks:

I want friends and family to know where I’ve been – 34.6%
I want to receive offers from retailers – 22.9%
I want to show off where I’ve been – 16.1%
I want to alert people I am close by – 15.1%
I want to earn points and badges – 11.2%

Source of communication which gives you the most satisfaction when communicating with family, friends or colleagues:

Talking on the phone – 59.7%
Video chat – 22.5%
Social Media – 6.6%
SMS – 5.8%
Instant Messaging – 2.4%
IP-messaging (Kik, Whatsapp, etc) – 2.1%
Other – 0.9%

Including freinds in status updates and location check-ins choked few. 45% of respondents don’t like it when they appear in social media updates that others create, and 70% say that’s because they don’t like to broadcast their location.
It’s also said that, sign-in into social accounts more frequently than normal bored most of the respondents (10.6%). On the contrary when respondents sign-in less frequently than normal, most of them felt “like we’re missing out on something”.


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