What happens to people when they refuse week, Facebook -- Social Networking - an excellent source of ongoing news. A constant flow of edited lives that distorts our perception of reality.
So believe in The Happiness Research Institute, a research organization in Denmark, where he studied social components of a happy life, its causes and consequences. Confirms what scientists the results of our experiment on voluntary renunciation, Facebook about 500 of their fellow citizens.
The course of the experiment
Initially, members of the Institute amounted to a generalized image of 1095 participants in the project from 16 to 76 years. It turned out that 94% of the volunteers every day look into the social network, 86% checked the tape often or permanently, 78% spend it by 30 minutes or more, 61% prefer to share with friends their positive traits, 69% post photos of interesting places where they visited.
In addition, everyone praised his current life in several ways. Randomly subjects were divided into two groups, one of which continued to go to Facebook in the usual way, and the other tied to the social sphere for seven days.The result of the experiment
A week later, "renegades" reported significantly greater satisfaction with their lives. They were more than happy, less sad and felt depressed, less anxious and angry, often to enjoy life and have confidence in their abilities. Moreover, a break forced them to actively communicate with others and reduced difficulty with concentration. People have noticed that they have become part of mobile life and stop wasting time.
The detailed classifications are listed in a public report. But we figure percentages yes? Emotional responses of the participants will be much more interesting.The opinion of the participants26-year-old Chen Stein (Stine Chen) confessed that at first it was very tight: «Facebook - is a huge part of my life. All youth culture and parties somehow revolve there. "
No less experienced breaking 35-year-old Sophie Anne Dorn (Sophie Anne Dornoy): «Every day before how to get out of bed, I opened up Facebook on your phone, just to check that interesting happened during the night."
Young people are removed from smartphones and Facebook blocked the site on your computer to save a lot of temptation.
"A few days later, I noticed that conclude your list faster than it usually do, because I spend my time more productively - Sophie said. - I felt something like peace of mind due to the fact that I did not walk into Facebook ». She noted that it was the longer communicate with his family and friends on the phone. "Cool to feel that the world is not to fixate on Facebook. Users are still able to contact you if the need arises. "
"I became more in contact with their neighbors in the apartment instead of having to constantly monitor the tape Facebook», - succinctly said Chen.Conclusion
Denmark is in third place in terms of happiness among all the countries of the world. That is why the study of The Happiness Research Institute sounds much louder among his own kind and that is why I would like to watch him continue. Fortunately, scientists do not think to stop and plan to evaluate the effect of longer failures. In particular, it is now gaining a one-year volunteer sabbatikal.