September 5, 2013
Vol I, Issue 4


It was June 2011, when Hazrat Kahlifatul Masih V (aba) discouraged the use of Facebook.
(Check out the official Jamaat Facebook policy by clicking here.)

Watch Huzoor's comments regarding Facebook during a Q&A below:

Does it surprise you that within two years of Huzoor's remarks, so much scientific data highlights the ills of Facebook? Again, nobody is saying that it's banned, but folks, check out the links below and let’s think about it!

Facebook is bad for you. Using the social network seems to make people more miserable. The Economist, August 2013

- Cheating, Breakup, and Divorce: Is Facebook Use to Blame? Russell Clayton, Alexander Nagurney, and Jessica Smith for Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, June 2013

- Comparing the Happiness Effects of Real and On-line Friends.  John Helliwell and Haifang Huang for The National Bureau of Economic Research, January 2013

Does Posting Facebook Status Updates Increase or Decrease Loneliness? Fenne große Deters and Matthias Mehl for Social Psychological and Personality Science, December 2012

The Pathway Between Facebook Interaction and Psychological Distress. Wenhong Chen and Kye-Hyoung Lee for Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, June 2013

Feeling Better But Doing Worse: Effects of Facebook Self-Presentation on Implicit Self-Esteem and Cognitive Task Performance. Catalina Toma for Media Psychology, May 2013

Exploring Social Network Site Use and Perceptions of Social Support, Stress, and Well-Being. Robin Nabi, Abby Prestin and Jiyeon So for Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, June 2013

Facebook Makes Us Sadder And Less Satisfied, Study Finds. Elise Hu for NPR, August 2013


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