Facebook Saved my Life
There are a lot of statistics around the time spent on Facebook and how it effects their relationships. But, researchers are focused on the wrong thing

That is a huge statement, but it is true. Mashable just surpassed 1 million Facebook fans and so they are sharing their fans stories about how Facebook changed their lives.

Is Facebook a Relationship Killer?

There are a lot of statistics banging around about the time people spend on Facebook and how it effects their relationships that is negative. But I think the researchers and naysayers are focused on the wrong “addiction”. We tend to feel that when we have an urge to do something that it must be wrong.

Social Statistics

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  • 39% of Americans spend more time socializing online than in person
  • 20% prefer communicating online or via text message to face to face conversation
  • 33% said they were more likely to approach someone new online than off
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Public Opinion on Facebook

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  • 83% say it helps shy and lonely people make new friends
  • 76% say it is good for finding old acquaintances
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My opinion is that social media allows people to connect with other people. In the old days people wrote letters to one another. Did we consider writing an addiction?
If you have a story to tell about how Facebook changed your life, please share it with your friends.
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