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Envy is rampant on Facebook

A recent study conducted by two German universities has found that envy is rampant on Facebook. According to the researchers, one in three people felt worse after visiting Facebook and more dissatisfied with their lives. The researchers also claim people who browse the website without contributing were affected the most.

"We were surprised by how many people have a negative experience from Facebook, with envy leaving them feeling lonely, frustrated or angry," a researcher Hanna Krasnova from the Institute of Information Systems at Humboldt University in Berlin told Reuters.

The two colleges that participated in the study are Humboldt University and Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany. Researchers participating in the study found that vacation photos were the biggest source of resentment with half of all so-called envy incidents triggered by vacation photos posted to Facebook.

Another significant source of envy according to the study is social interaction. The second most common source of envy was caused by people comparing how many birthday greetings they received to those of Facebook friends or how many likes and comments were made on their photos and posts.

Source: Chicago Tribune

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There is a reason...
By Beenthere on 1/23/2013 10:18:40 AM , Rating: 2
...why it's called FARCEbook! There is also a reason why some people are depressed becasue they don't get as many FARCEbook birthday cards as their friends on FARCEbook. The reason is because people who are on FARCEbook are IDIOTS - all of them. Like sheeple to the slaughter house, the clueless just go along with the crowds of other clueless, hopeless, vain, fools on FARCEbook.

RE: There is a reason...
By wordsworm on 1/23/2013 11:30:27 AM , Rating: 2
I can see that you're one of the ones who doesn't get birthday wishes through FB. btw, it's Facebook, not Farcebook. Please check your spelling and try your comment again.

RE: There is a reason...
By Dr of crap on 1/23/2013 12:37:38 PM , Rating: 2
Didn't catch the fact that each time FARCEbook was in caps?

It's a joke / pun on words.

Might be above your head I'd guess!

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