It is that time of the year for the major part of the planet, when most of the people are enjoying their summer vacation – well, at least a part of them. While vacations mean having fun, hanging out in a good company, relaxing and taking nice, long and enjoyable walks, a great number of people spend their vacations posting pictures in Facebook.
There’s this new report showing a study that finds the definition for those who are posting pictures of their life every second. This research comes from the United Kingdom which found out that these people have trouble maintaining and enjoying real life relationships.
Facebook did its part at giving you power to control your news feed to show only information that are of your interest. I’m 100% sure that your feed is filled with dozens of pictures of your friends who have been on a weekend at their lake house. Those people believe that visual evidence is the best way how to make your friends believe that you are at that place or to show others where you are now and how great is your life.
This study shows that their life isn’t so great because they are distancing themselves from their physical friends. This research was made as a result of a mutual collaboration of three universities in the U.K: University of Edinburg, West of England University and the University of Birmingham. They have come up with a result that says photo-posters are risking their real-life relationship. If their life relies on posting pictures every minute I suppose that they don’t have any real-life relationship and they have nothing to lose.
This report was called Tagger’s Delight and offers a bright academic picture about: “Increased frequency of sharing photographs of the self, regardless of the type of target sharing the photographs, is related to a decrease in intimacy.”
Overall, these researches want to warn you that there is better life waiting for you outside of camera’s lenses and social networks. You should remember that you are showing your intimacy through these social networks not only with your friends but with all types of people who might follow your daily. This research involves even those who are posting pictures to brand or fun pages. The report says that while benefiting of a brand or Facebook page you could be harmed by those who have asked you to participate in first place.
There are lots of good things that have been unveiled with this research report by the British Universities but I’m sure that more people will say: “This is only a research and I’m not a posting-pictures-to-Facebook addict”. You can see your everyday routine on Facebook and the number of your photos and find your spot in this research.