Study: Facebook could help self esteem

March 3, 2011 4:20:27 AM PST
Feeling a little down on yourself? Just check Facebook.

A new study suggests that spending time with the online version of yourself -- 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. They say that's because users tend to put their best feet forward online and create a very positive image of themselves.