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Facebook might fill void

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Your Facebook friends who are always updating their statuses may do it so they won't feel lonely.

Researchers urged a group of college students to post more updates than usual over a week long period and complete a mood questionnaire at the end of each day.

Compared with other students, the frequent updaters felt less lonely during the week although their happiness and depression levels were unchanged.

-Study led by researchers at Free University Berlin and published in 'Social Psychological and Personality Science'

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