According to a study of PNAS, people who receive friend requests from Facebook users are more likely to live longer than people who don’t.
Researchers of PNAS compared public California vital records with 12 million Facebook users and nonusers. The researchers found out that users who accept more friendships have a lower risk of mortality. But sending out friend requests doesn’t have that effect. Users who have a lot of offline interaction combined with moderate levels of online interaction live the longest.
This information only counts for Facebook, because it’s a unique social platform. If we want to know the effect of online interaction on mortality of social networks like Instagram and Snapchat, the researchers should start a new specific investigation.
So keep on networking online and offline for a reduced mortality! What do you think of this subject? Leave a comment below.