it’s not if, but how people use social media that impacts their well-being

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(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) New research from UBC Okanagan indicates what’s most important for overall happiness is how a person uses social media.Derrick Wirtz, an associate professor of teaching in psychology at the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, took a close look at how people use three major social platforms–Facebook, Twitter and Instagram–and how that use can impact a person’s overall well-being.

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