Carmel, CA Being Active On Facebook Can Increase Your Life Span, Say Researchersby Richard Kuehn on 03/17/17
It’s been known for years that people who have good friends and strong social support tend to live longer than those who are isolated. But will being an active Facebook user increase your life span? The answer is yes, according to research commissioned by Facebook. Scientists did a three-year study on Facebook users starting in 2010 and found that receiving requests to connect as friends online was positively correlated with longevity. In addition, people who posted photos indicating that they were spending time with other people face-to-face also were predicted to live longer. To find out more, read the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, posted online on October 31, 2016.