It seems like every day, a different study comes out telling us that Facebook is either making us more connected or more depressed.
Finally, someone dug deeper into all this and concluded:
A 2010 study from Carnegie Mellon found that, when people engaged in direct interaction with others—that is, posting on walls, messaging, or “liking” something—their feelings of bonding and general social capital increased, while their sense of loneliness decreased. But when participants simply consumed a lot of content passively, Facebook had the opposite effect, lowering their feelings of connection and increasing their sense of loneliness.
The lesson? You're better off doing something.
Don't just sit there. Do.