Facebook and Self Esteem, Social Capital and Usefulness Social networks have become an increasingly large part of our lives as more and more of us spend more time on Facebook , Twitter, LinkedIn and Myspace . Indeed, as these sites grow and grow, we continue to see their integration with our overall web experience. We now routinely have the option of clicking a “Like” button attached to an article on a blog, or share an interesting news item with our network of followers or friends on these sites. Most Facebook users are between 18 and 25 years old, many of whom are university or college students (Bumgarner, 2007). With Facebook playing an increasingly significant role in the lives of so many young people, it is important to understand...The end:
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