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   Why having lots of Facebook friends might boost your ego but can also make you fat, broke and lazy

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Alunan     
Well this was a bevy of information I couldn't live without...

10 Nov 2012 03:37 PM
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Zombie DJ     
"People who use Facebook more tend to have a higher body-mass index (BMI), increased binge eating, carry more credit card debt and have lower credit scores,"

The same exact thing could be said for Xbox players I know.

10 Nov 2012 03:41 PM
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whyRpeoplesostupid    [TotalFark]  

10 Nov 2012 03:44 PM
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reggaejunkiejew     
Wow, what a bunch of complete BS. I always feels worse about myself after browsing facebook, not better.

10 Nov 2012 04:55 PM
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skinink     
And what about people who constantly use Twitter, what do they suffer from?

i.telegraph.co.uk

10 Nov 2012 04:57 PM
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dopekitty74     
The only thing facebook makes me want to buy is whiskey...

/Or pot, but i usually have that around anyhow

10 Nov 2012 04:59 PM
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xynix     
Don't know anything about it.. I have 84 friends on facebook. All people I've known for years or family members I can tolerate. I spend approximately 20 minutes a week on facebook and occasionally use it to send messages to cousins or friends I haven't seen in awhile. I thought that's how it was supposed to be used?

10 Nov 2012 05:04 PM
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kmmontandon     
I don't need Facebook for that.

10 Nov 2012 05:05 PM
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mjg     
gogomix.com

fat.

broke and lazy: Today Show 'journalism'

10 Nov 2012 05:05 PM
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oukewldave     
Meh, I actually downloaded the study and looked it over. So many unseen variables that are possible. I thought this part was funny: "One limitation of our findings is that we have used the same control group (i.e.,
browsing CNN.com) in all of our studies on self-control. Thus, it is possible that there is
something about browsing CNN.com that could affect self-control. To rule this out as a
possibility, we reran the anagram task with a different control condition. Specifically, we had
people browse Facebook or browse TMZ.com, a celebrity news and gossip website that is more
social than CNN.com but not a social network in the sense of Facebook. The results of this
follow-up study fully replicate the self-control findings of study 4".

Those sites are basically the same thing aren't they?..

10 Nov 2012 05:11 PM
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Porous Horace     
Two for three and I spent only several minutes per week on fb.

It's a simple formula:
(lazy -> broke) != fat

10 Nov 2012 05:11 PM
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Bhruic     
Did they ever stop to consider that maybe being fat and broke might mean that you have more time to spend sitting at home on Fark... I mean Facebook?

10 Nov 2012 05:12 PM
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freewill    [TotalFark]  
Didn't look into it enough to see how they addressed causality. Seems like fat, broke, lazy people might be on Facebook more, talking to other losers.

10 Nov 2012 05:13 PM
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Hagbardr     
I'm skinny, broke, and lazy and spend way too much time on FB and Fark.

10 Nov 2012 05:14 PM
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libranoelrose    [TotalFark]  

whyRpeoplesostupid: Link


Intredasting

10 Nov 2012 05:15 PM
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dofus     
"People who use Facebook more tend to have a higher body-mass index (BMI), increased binge eating, carry more credit card debt and have lower credit scores,"

People who even know what Facebook is, much less use it, tend to be losers.

10 Nov 2012 05:26 PM
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