Captain Obvious Strikes the Facebook

A new study says that people who count their friends, flood the Internet with pictures of themselves, and notify us what they’re eating for lunch are desperate for attention.  Who would have thought?!

Researcher Soraya Mehdizadeh from York University in Canada asked 100 students, 50 male and 50 female, aged between 18 and 25 about their Facebook habits. They all took psychology tests to measure their levels of narcissism, which the study defined as ‘a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and an exaggerated sense of self-importance’. Those who scored higher on the narcissism test checked their Facebook pages more often each day than those who did not. This may not be altogether surprising as it is widely thought, however contradictory it may appear, that narcissism is linked to a deep-rooted lack of self-esteem.

Daily Mail via Geekologie

GTFO.  Next thing you know, you’re going to be telling me that men use it to look at pictures of women they don’t have enough confidence to talk to IRL.  Yea right!  But wait, there’s more the status-update obsessed are also dumber.

A study earlier this week showed that the grades of students who use Facebook while they study, even if it is only on in the background, are 20 per cent lower on average than those of non-users.

Too busy typing “zomg i hate studying!!” and uploading pictures of the textbook to learn them maths.

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