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(Today)   Why having lots of Facebook friends might boost your ego but can also make you fat, broke and lazy   ( ) divider line 16
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2012-11-10 03:37:52 PM  
Well this was a bevy of information I couldn't live without...
2012-11-10 03:41:31 PM  
"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.
2012-11-10 03:44:17 PM  
2012-11-10 04:55:45 PM  
Wow, what a bunch of complete BS. I always feels worse about myself after browsing facebook, not better.
2012-11-10 04:57:09 PM  
And what about people who constantly use Twitter, what do they suffer from?
2012-11-10 04:59:07 PM  
The only thing facebook makes me want to buy is whiskey...

/Or pot, but i usually have that around anyhow
2012-11-10 05:04:52 PM  
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?
2012-11-10 05:05:31 PM  
I don't need Facebook for that.
2012-11-10 05:05:50 PM


broke and lazy: Today Show 'journalism'
2012-11-10 05:11:04 PM  
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 in all of our studies on self-control. Thus, it is possible that there is
something about browsing 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, a celebrity news and gossip website that is more
social than 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?..
2012-11-10 05:11:20 PM  
Two for three and I spent only several minutes per week on fb.

It's a simple formula:
(lazy -> broke) != fat
2012-11-10 05:12:41 PM  
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?
2012-11-10 05:13:07 PM  
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.
2012-11-10 05:14:38 PM  
I'm skinny, broke, and lazy and spend way too much time on FB and Fark.
2012-11-10 05:15:28 PM  

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2012-11-10 05:26:25 PM  
"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.
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