Following this article on the Washington Post “Deactivating Facebook leaves people less informed but happier“:
In the latest study measuring the effects of social media on a person’s life, researchers at New York University and Stanford University found that deactivating Facebook for just four weeks could alter people’s behavior and state of mind. The study found that temporarily quitting Facebook led people to spend more time offline, watching TV and socializing with family and friends; reduced their knowledge of current events and polarization of policy views; and provoked a small but significant improvement in people’s self-reported happiness and satisfaction with their lives.
I can attest that I’m proud of myself so I feel happier but also I feel somehow disconnected from some people. I guess that is the cost to pay to be free.