While both studies make different points, the information from Utah found that users who didn’t personally know their Facebook “friends” very well believed that “others had better lives,” leading to lower self-esteem. In Wilcox and Stephen’s study, their main research stems from those Facebook users who are interacting with “strong ties,” or close friends. According to their work, these more intimate interactions lead to an elevated self-esteem.
Do Huffington Post, que analisa pesquisas sobre o assunto. Alguns estudos, inclusive, oferecem conclusões distintas. Qualquer que seja sua personalidade, vai encontrar algo que explica/justifica sua persona digital.