The benefits of close friends far outweigh companionship, according to a recent study. Close friends are linked to longevity due to the social and community connections – including social media.
- In the world today, more and more people are live far away from their families and close relations. There has been the breakdown of familial and social ties.
- A study reveals that online social networks, if used correctly, were similarly beneficial to the offline relationships. Friends are good for our overall health and psychological well-being.
- Facebook increases longevity only if it is used to initiate, maintain and improve real life social links and relationships.
The first significant finding is that Facebook users live longer than those who are not online. In a given year, the average Facebook user is approximately 12% less likely to die than someone who does not use the networking site.
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