“The researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey and the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., found that women who frequently email, text and use social media scored 21 percent lower on a test that measures stress than women who don’t use these technologies.”
The infamous panel of “They Say…” experts are now flipping psychological assumptions that social media is a negative platform, at least for women.
I would completely agree when it comes to blogging. There is something inherently therapeutic about writing your thoughts and feelings. Facebook and Twitter? Hmmm… seems like a lot of shameless self-promotion. Blogging doesn’t rely on your social network- I’d argue that it requires a connection via similar interests and topics rather than family or friendly bonds. Often your thoughts are a bit too intimate to share across Facebook and the Twittosphere.
Blogging also requires more of an art and interest in cultivating a network- it’s more time consuming and takes a commitment to find interesting topics rather than sharing selfies and pictures of your latest foodie trip during Restaurant Week.
The jury is still out on this one…