While most people use Facebook to keep in touch with friends and update people on their lives, a new study suggests the social networking site may also help boost a person's self-worth.
The study was conducted at Cornell University and involved eighty eight students. Researchers found that people's Facebook profiles offered reassurance about their self-worth, because they allow users to display their most valued personal traits and relationships.
Study co-author Jeff Hancock says that although Facebook can be viewed as a time sink, the research shows that, "it can be a psychologically meaningful activity that supplies a sense of well-being at a relatively deep level."
The findings appeared in the March issue of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
Rain arrives for the second half of the work week. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Scattered showers are possible tonight as a cold front approaches the area. Otherwise, the best chance for rain will be Thursday afternoon and night where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.
Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday. We may still see a passing shower Saturday. Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend where both days only see high temps in the mid 70s with many of us falling into the 50s at night.