“Social networks have narrowed the distance between people.” I believe many people have heard this sentence. What will be happened if you completely out of touch with social networks for a while?
Recently, New York University and Stanford University have published a study on social networking. The study asked participants to completely disconnected with Facebook for a month and then investigate their living conditions. The study found that participants felt happy after a month of disabling Facebook and spent more time with friends or family. On the other hand, the study found that participants who have disabled Facebook will have less exposure to politics and other news.
However, because the study lasts only one month, and the survey basically relies on the participants’ active responses, the accuracy of the results may not be accurate enough. Even so, leaving your social network and giving yourself a chance to breathe is a way to relax yourself.