User Comments: Is Facebook Bad For Our Self-Esteem?

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In the fifth installment of our Digital Lives series, we explore how Facebook and our carefully crafted online personas affect our own relationship with ourselves. And what better way to understand the effects of Facebook than to ask Facebook users themselves?

We posed this question to our Facebook followers:

Digital Lives #5 Callout

We received a lot of great responses to the question. Some expressed gratitude for Facebook as a platform that allows them to stay connected with distant friends. Others expressed a general dislike with Facebook for having to see every detail of their friends' lives.  Here are some of the responses:

Digital Lives #5 - Response 1

Digital Lives #5 - Response 2

Digital Lives #5 - Response 3

Digital Lives #5 - Response 4

Digital Lives #5 - Response 5

Digital Lives #5 - Response 6

Digital Lives #5 - Response 7

Do you think Facebook has an adverse reverse effect on the relationship we have with ourselves? A positive one? Join the conversation on our Facebook page.

This program aired on February 20, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.