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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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RE: Not surprising...and sad
By arazok on 1/23/2013 11:02:45 AM , Rating: 2
I’m in the same boat. My wife is a wonderful person, but she’s been a stay at home mom for 4 years now and she’s going loopy. She’s on FB 24/7 making updates nobody cares to see, and gets pissed off if people poke fun at her for it. She’d fall into the Birthday post nut category too.

She doesn’t get depressed about anything on FB, she gets angry. And it’s always about he said/she said drama stuff that doesn’t matter.

I’m beginning to believe that women need a source of conflict/BS in their lives. And if they don’t get it from work, they invent it in their minds.

RE: Not surprising...and sad
By kattanna on 1/23/2013 11:47:17 AM , Rating: 2
you should walk by her one day and say.."oh.. your going to wear that?" casually and keep walking

that will give her something to stew over


RE: Not surprising...and sad
By xti on 1/23/2013 11:50:16 AM , Rating: 2
too subtle...just say she is growing a bodonka dunk

RE: Not surprising...and sad
By arazok on 1/23/2013 12:45:11 PM , Rating: 2

Yeah, I’ll take her illusionary frustrations directed towards an illusionary world, over real ones directed towards me.

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