Facebook is a symbol of one of the great debates of the 21st century: Is social media a gift to humanity, or is it a curse that drives us further apart and deeper into our own ideological echo chambers?
There is no simple answer to that question, which is why it frequently becomes a cultural obsession as it did this week, when a recent video surfaced of a former Facebook executive decrying the negative effects of social media.
Now Facebook is joining the conversation with a lengthy blog post about its efforts to understand how the social media platform affects users' well-being. The bottom line is that whether or not social media makes us miserable seems to depend on how we use it, say Facebook's David Ginsberg, director of research, and Moira Burke, a research scientist. Read more...More about Tech, Facebook, Social Good, Mark Zuckerberg, and Happiness