"They Are Happier and Having Better Lives than I Am": The Impact of Using Facebook on Perceptions of Others' Lives

@article{Chou2012TheyAH,
  title={"They Are Happier and Having Better Lives than I Am": The Impact of Using Facebook on Perceptions of Others' Lives},
  author={Hui-Tzu Grace Chou and Nicholas Edge},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={117-21}
}
Facebook, as one of the most popular social networking sites among college students, provides a platform for people to manage others' impressions of them. People tend to present themselves in a favorable way on their Facebook profile. This research examines the impact of using Facebook on people's perceptions of others' lives. It is argued that those with deeper involvement with Facebook will have different perceptions of others than those less involved due to two reasons. First, Facebook users… CONTINUE READING
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