A new study has found that taking a break from Facebook for just five days reduces the level of the stress hormone cortisol.
Researchers in Australia asked 138 participants to give up Facebook for five days or continue to use Facebook as normal. General well-being and salivary cortisol were measured before and after the test period.
“Relative to those in the Facebook Normal condition, those in the No Facebook condition experienced lower levels of cortisol” after avoiding Facebook, according to the study.
“Our results suggest that the typical Facebook user may occasionally find the large amount of social information available taxing, and Facebook vacations could ameliorate this stress—at least in the short-term,” the authors state.
As I document in the video below, even top Facebook executives now admit that social media is incredibly harmful and is literally “programming” its users.
Social media works by rewarding the brain’s dopamine centers similar to smoking, drinking alcohol and gambling, meaning entire generations of young people are being turned into addicts.
Social media also causes depression because users see their friend’s ‘highlights reel’ and then judge their own lives as being boring in comparison.
Other research suggests that social media use is shortening attention spans and causing the infantilization of people’s brains.
Millennials’ coping mechanisms for dealing with stress have become so eroded that they turn to social media and narcissism in an attempt to ameliorate tension.
This only results in constant distraction and disruption, making concentration more difficult and harming long term memory.
I’m not saying that social media is bad; it can be good in a way if you use it responsibly and being selective of what friends request you choose to accept or add; what page you choose to like; what group you choose to join; what event you choose to go. And it you’re that serious; feel free to give up media for good if you wish. For Me I don’t use it too often. Please don’t let kid join social media otherwise they don’t learn social and communication skills; not allow your kids to own a mobile or smart phone until they reach their age of consent and been taught to use it responsibly. Another video I recommend you to watch 7 Reasons You Should Quit Facebook | Negative Effects Of Social Media
Facebook wants you to spend all your time on Facebook
There seems to be a lot going on at the big blue social network these days. A spate of headlines from the past several weeks have outlined some very ambitious plans: Facebook is building a real-time news tool that could kill Twitter. Facebook’s testing shopping products that could take on Amazon. Facebook’s making its own YouTube.
[Facebook tests another tool to get us to embrace social shopping]
On Friday, the company officially shared news on its video plans, saying that it’s testing “new video experiences” for its mobile and desktop versions. These include features on the site that will suggest related videos, let users multitask while watching video and save videos to watch for later. Per the blog post announcing the effort, Facebook is also launching a new, dedicated section on the social network just for videos: Continue reading Facebook’s plan to take over the web→
Facebook is once again under scrutiny over its privacy protocols, this time after apparently violating European laws by tracking users’ internet activity after they have logged out of the website. The tactic, known as frictionless sharing, tracks users’ activities on the web and shares it with other companies. Ben Swann talks to legal analyst and media personality Michael Lebron, better known as ‘Lionel,’ to get further insight into the report.
Lawyer at the European Court of Justice advises users to close down their Facebook accounts
Earlier this week the European Commission’s attorney Bernhard Schima told the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) the US-EU Safe Harbor framework does not work.
The framework process supposedly protects personal data. In 2013, however, it was discovered the NSA and its British counterpart — the GCHQ, short for Government Communications Headquarters — had siphoned off data transfers by tapping directly into under sea cable networks.
More espionage agents being recruited amid threats on social media
Facebook pages encouraging violence on behalf of Isis (Islamic State) are among factors increasing New Zealand’s official terrorism risk and leading to a recruitment drive for new spies, says the Security Intelligence Service director, Rebecca Kitteridge.
British government engaging in “cynical opportunism” following attack in France
The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, wants President Obama to pressure social media to cooperate with GCHQ, the British intelligence service that works closely with the NSA in the United States to surveil the internet and private electronic communication.
Intelligence services are increasingly critical of encryption methods used by Facebook and Twitter to secure the communications of users.
MI5 boss Andrew Parker took the tech giants to task for encryption and warned the “dark places from where those who wish us harm can plot and plan are increasing.”
Parker said tech companies must offer “greater co-operation” in the fight against terrorism and added that “privacy has never been an absolute right.”
Cameron’s request follows an earlier suggestion that the United Kingdom may outlaw online messaging services that use encryption.
Cameron, in a meeting scheduled for Friday in Washington, will ask Obama to support an effort to deny people the government considers terrorists and terrorist sympathizers a “safe place” on the internet.
Privacy International has accused Cameron and the British government of “cynical opportunism” in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack.
“Government officials … rally in the name of freedom and human rights claiming that the terrorists will never win and hate us for our freedoms. Then moments later … they attempt to curtail our rights they boldly proclaim in public as unassailable,” a spokesman for the group said.
Infowars reporter Joe Biggs uncovers the new Facebook policy that will be introduced on January 1, 2015 that will allow third parties like the CIA, FBI, NSA etc. to collect information from your computer, phones and other devices where you can use Facebook.
My very video that I post on EcoLiberty for 2015. I know its still my 2 week break but still posted it anyway and that the thing being wake and aware of whats happening around you, its hard to go back to sleep. And also important video to watch as well. And there must be another social network site that respects people’s piracy?
Major news is about to be released from the infamous privacy stealing company known as Facebook. All users will be asked around January 1st, 2015, to accept the new terms. But just what are these mysterious “new terms” being bolstered by Facebook? How about the fact that they want to allow third parties like the CIA, FBI, NSA, etc. to collect information not only from your Facebook page but from your computer, your phone, and any other device you access Facebook from. Joe Biggs Infowars reporter brings us the latest…