Study: Facebook Envy Leaves Some Users Feeling Miserable And Lonely
So another Facebook study was done and this time it was all about Facebook envy. Apparently every time someone posts vacation photos or statuses about their fantastic job or love life, people get jealous , yo. Then comes the bitter loneliness and misery. Hmmm....glad I waste all my time on Twitter now.
The researchers at two German Universities found that one in three people felt worse after visiting the site and more dissatisfied with their lives. "We were surprised by how many people have a negative experience from Facebook... envy can leave them feeling lonely, frustrated or angry," researcher Hanna Krasnova from Berlin's Humboldt University told Reuters. PRO TIP: Most people on Facebook are either exaggerating or out and out lying!! Save your hate and jealousy for people who really do have better lives than you!
Vacation photos were the biggest cause of resentment, over half of the users studied got totally jealous of those feet by the shore pics. Social interaction was the second most common cause of envy, users couldn't help but comparing how many likes, comments and birthday greetings they got compared to their friends. OMG these people in the study are friggin annoying as hell. [Quickly goes to see how many likes and comments I have compared to my friends]
Of course then all of these feelings of jealous and misery, led the users in the study to go brag on Facebook about how great their lives were. And so the circle continues. It's like the circle of life only less Lion King-y and beautiful and more everything that's wrong with this world.
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