The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between Facebook usage purposes and shyness, loneliness among the college students. UCLA Loneliness Scale, Cheek and Buss Revised Shyness Scale and a personal information sheet were administered to a sample of 435 (274 female, 161 male) students from different departments of Middle East Technical University (METU). The results of this study showed that there was a positive and significant relationship between following pictures, videos, status, comments on Facebook and shyness (r=.13), and a negative and significant relationship between communicating with current friends and loneliness (r=-.12). (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.