When Social Networking Is Not Working

  title={When Social Networking Is Not Working},
  author={Amanda L. Forest and Joanne V. Wood},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={295 - 302}
The popular media have publicized the idea that social networking Web sites (e.g., Facebook) may enrich the interpersonal lives of people who struggle to make social connections. The opportunity that such sites provide for self-disclosure—a necessary component in the development of intimacy—could be especially beneficial for people with low self-esteem, who are normally hesitant to self-disclose and who have difficulty maintaining satisfying relationships. We suspected that posting on Facebook… Expand

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