However, that same research found that being actively involved with the site — messaging people, liking posts, and reminiscing about old times — was “linked to improvements in well-being.” One problem here is that simply “interacting” with Facebook is a crude way to categorize behavior, and every tool that increases engagement potential does so in a way that makes people unhappy.
The new facial recognition notification tool, for example, could be used to harass or bully people.
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It’s like that old thought experiment: if someone uploads a photo of you to Facebook but doesn’t tag you in it, does it show up in engagement metrics? From Facebook’s point of view, this sort of behavioral nudge makes sense.