According to a study conducted by Leif Denti at the University of Gothenburg, spending time on Facebook can become addictive. Participants in the study reported that they felt ill when they were not able to regularly check up on their Facebook account. With other people constantly posting new photos or status updates, people that become addicted to Facebook can feel like they are missing out if they are not constantly logged in. According to the study, these users do not even realize that they are engaged in excessive use of the service, as it becomes an unconscious habit. But with IMiMatch, you make real life friends. It doesn’t end with just texting but meeting up and interacting thus helping each other out when need be. So the friendship is not fictitious. IMiMatch.com gives opportunity for immigrants in the United States to build a community to support and encourage each other.
According to a recent study by Stanford University, Facebook is also having a detrimental impact on the health of its users. instead of making progressive friendship like on iMiMatch, you waste time scrolling down from one image post to another. While being on Facebook and scrolling down through the news feed, many are not aware of the time they actually spend on viewing others’ life events or sharing. It became such a disease that many even feel obliged to like or comment on anything that was shared. You might think of the time spend on Facebook as your free time, but what if you put such “free time” to good use? Like taking care of yourself, learning something new or meeting physically with people that can actually help you out as is the case on iMiMatch?
An honest look at the number of friends you have on Facebook; some people I know personally, have 5000 Facebook friends but really do know only a handful of these people. On the other hand iMiMatch makes you meet just the kind of people you want, age wise, ethnicity, culture environment and for what reason? is it to study together? share ideas? or encourage each other? And these are important for friendship and growth.