Marketing Data RoundUp: More Facebook friends equals more stress
More Facebook Friends, More Stress
The more Facebook friends you have, the more likely you are to feel stressed out by the social networking site, according to a study published by psychologists from Edinburgh Napier University. The scientists quizzed 200 students on their use of the site, and concluded that for a significant number the negative effects of Facebook outweighed the benefits of staying in touch with friends and family.
According to the survey:
• 12% of respondents said that Facebook made them feel anxious. Of these, respondents had an average of 117 friend each. The remaining 88% of respondents, who said that Facebook did not make them feel anxious, had an average of 75 friends each.
• 63% delayed replying to friend requests
• 32% said rejecting friend requests led to feelings of guilt and discomfort
• 10% admitted disliking receiving friend requests.