What Can Psychology Tell Us About Why People Go To Facebook?

If you ask someone why they go on Facebook, you should get a lot of different responses. Some will say "I want to stay in touch with friends" or say: "I go just for fun". But are those the real reasons why people visit Facebook?


If you ask someone why they go on Facebook, you should get a lot of different responses. Some will say “I want to stay in touch with friends” or say: “I go just for fun”. But are those the real reasons why people visit Facebook? After all, some people (most?) can’t explain exactly why they did a particular thing. What are the real reasons why people use this social networking site?  My plan is to explore this exact question below.

We’ll explore several studies which are mostly surveys asking students various questions on what they do on Facebook.

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