One of the papers to come out of the Digital Epiphanies project, “Estimating Usage Can Reduce the Stress of Social Networking” was presented in the Personal Informatics Workshop at CHI’13. This study looked at the impact of estimating social networking use over the period on perceived stress and time management behaviours in a student sample. Although actual behaviour did not change, participants improved in the accuracy of their estimations and also reported a significant decrease in perceived stress. Therefore, having a more accurate idea of how much social networking you use may prevent you from feeling stressed or concerned about it.
The full paper can be found here .