Facebook can help you boost your self esteem

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.

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