Posted in Blogging, Facebook, social media

Social networking makes you happy

Can blogging help you feel more connected with others and, in turn, increase your own sense of well-being and happiness? Apparently so, at least amongst college students.
According to this research, then yes, blogging , in particular can make you happy. But what about other social networks? Is there research? We hear a lot about the down side of social networks but I have seen people who have been in a lot of pain or socially isolated find a new sense of self and purpose through social networks. They do allow you to find some very helpful and supportive people and there are so many things you can be involved with online and perhaps, even, find new skills and interests. I’d like to see some more about the good impact of social networks and how they encourage people to have a positive life.


Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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