(WICHITA, Kan.) — Feeling a little down on yourself? Just check Facebook.
A new study suggests that spending time with the online you, with hundreds of "friends" and witty status updates might help your self-esteem.
Researchers at Cornell University say looking at Facebook appears to provide a quick ego boost. That's because we all tend to put our best foot forward online, and create a very positive image of ourselves.
In the study, participants who spent a few minutes viewing their Facebook pages gave higher marks in a questionnaire about their self-esteem, compared to those who did not log on to Facebook.