Over-sharing of personal information and increased general activity on Facebook often displays someone dealing with “loneliness” or possible depression away from their computer.

A new study published by researchers at Charles Sturt University in New South Wales finds that more than 79 percent of users who describe themselves as “lonely” disclosed more personal information including their favorite books and movies, compared to less than 65 percent of other users.

Almost 98 percent of self-described lonely “Facebookers” – in a survey of Facebook postings by more than 600 women – found that these users shared their “relationship status” publicly on Facebook, instead of limiting that information to friends.

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