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Is Facebook stressing you out?

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Are you feeling stressed out? The cause may be too many Facebook friends.

A study by researchers at Edinburgh Napier University has found users can develop “Facebook-related anxiety”.

A significant number of respondents revealed negative effects of using the social networking site which now has more than 500 milliom members.

The factors causing this Facebook stress includes guilt of turning down friend requests and the pressure to be entertaining.

There are also cases of users having Facebook envy when they see their friends appear to be having more fun or have more online friends.

“We found it was actually those with the most contacts, those who has invested the most time in the site, who were the ones most likely to be stressed,” lead researcher Dr Kathy Charles told the Daily Mail.

“Many also told us they were anxious about withdrawing from the site for fear of missing important social information or offending contacts.”

 Facebook users are getting stressed out using the social network