University at Buffalo: Your Facebook friends don’t mean it, but they’re likely hurting you daily

University at Buffalo: Your Facebook friends don’t mean it, but they’re likely hurting you daily . “Social media sites often present users with social exclusion information that may actually inhibit intelligent thought, according to the co-author of a University at Buffalo study that takes a critical look not just at Facebook and other similar platforms, but at the peculiarities of the systems on which these sites operate. The short-term effects of these posts create negative emotions in the users who read them, and may affect thought processes in ways that make users more susceptible to advertising messages.”