While most people use Facebook to keep in touch with friends and update people on their lives, a new study suggests the social networking site may also help boost a person's self-worth.
The study was conducted at Cornell University and involved eighty eight students. Researchers found that people's Facebook profiles offered reassurance about their self-worth, because they allow users to display their most valued personal traits and relationships.
Study co-author Jeff Hancock says that although Facebook can be viewed as a time sink, the research shows that, "it can be a psychologically meaningful activity that supplies a sense of well-being at a relatively deep level."
The findings appeared in the March issue of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
Police release surveillance video of a man being shot and robbed of $70,000 in the parking lot of a supermarket in Northeast Philadelphia.
Authorities say a teenager drowned while reportedly trying to retrieve a soccer ball from a recreational reservoir in southeastern Pennsylvania.
A woman has died after being hit by three cars in Philadelphia's Logan section. Police say two of the vehicles drove off, and they're still searching for one of them.
The holiday weekend is looking warmer and unsettled. Shower and thunderstorm chances increaselate Sunday and Labor Day.
After a very cool start it'll be a beautiful Friday with sunshine, low humidity and high temperatures near 80 degrees.
The holiday weekend is looking warmer and unsettled. Shower and thunderstorm chances increase late Sunday and Labor Day.
Friday (80/62): Sun
Saturday (83/69): Sun/Clouds
Sunday (88/74): Clouds/Storm
Monday (90/72): Clouds/Storm
Tuesday (91/73): Clouds/Storm
We want to say congratulations this morning to Broomall-Newtown Baseball, which now has two Babe Ruth World Series winners in one year!
A huge data breach is affecting five major banks. Federal officials say they were hacked by cyber terrorists. What exactly happened? And can we protect ourselves or prevent it?
Philadelphia is gearing up for the big Labor Day weekend "Made in America" concert on the parkway. Find out what you need to know if you are planning on attending, and what you should not bother to bring.