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Do you suffer from Facebook envy?

L.A. Times 2013/01/23 06:38:58
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Are you jealous of everyone you know? If so, it might be time to take a break from Facebook. Scrolling through photos of other people's vacations, joyful family moments and awesome nights out may be a threat to your sense of personal happiness, say a team of German researchers in a new study titled "Envy on Facebook: A hidden threat to users' life satisfaction?"

And if you are the type of person who lurks on Facebook without contributing much yourself, chances are your sense of life satisfaction is even lower, the researchers found. The study was conducted by social scientists at Humboldt University in Berlin and Darmstadt's Technical University.

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  • Lana 2013/01/31 08:45:06 (edited)
    I don't
    Lana
    Not at all. I like to see happy and successful people.
  • jumpboots 187th PIR 2013/01/27 03:42:46
    I don't
    jumpboots 187th PIR
    Don't use it.
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2013/01/26 13:25:46
    I don't
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    I use Facebook just to protect my identity from would-be imposters, and to promote my content. If I wanted to use Facebook in a big way--say, to serve up photos--I have nearly a thousand photos from Israel. But I'm not on it to promote myself as if I were some kind of fashion model (which I wouldn't care to be).
  • sjb 2013/01/25 20:19:13
    I don't
    sjb
    But I am sick of Facebook. sick of facebook
  • william keegan 2013/01/25 16:20:03
    I don't
    william keegan
    I really can't provide much of an opinion other than I've NEVER logged on to facebook. I haven't the slightest idea of what this question is about.
  • TKramar 2013/01/25 16:10:17
    I don't
    TKramar
    My Facebook friends don't brag about anything. Nothing to brag about.
  • Ashley 2013/01/25 15:30:08
    I don't
    Ashley
    I do not have a FB account.
  • The Andoxico 2013/01/25 15:02:29
    I don't
    The Andoxico
    cuz i don't have a facebook! lol
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2013/01/25 13:22:16
    I don't
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    I try to avoid Facebook.
  • David 2013/01/25 09:34:42
    I don't
    David
    Envy is the most useless and debilitating of emotions. It's a complete waste of time and energy.
  • JwonGalt 2013/01/25 05:25:21
    I don't
    JwonGalt
    I may say someone's lucky for a particular thing, but I don't need Facebook for that. he'll I generally get off of Facebook because most people just have drama lok. I only have one for networking. I was always behind when it came to social sites. oh well
  • Lonzo 2013/01/25 05:21:19
    I don't
    Lonzo
    I wasn't aware that Facebook was the "Jones's" , so I don't fell I need to keep up with them.
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2013/01/25 05:18:52
    I don't
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +1
    Nope!!
  • Gwen 2013/01/25 04:53:51
    I do
    Gwen
    and that's exactly the reason I got off of there. It is all about who's who and who married who.
  • RS 2013/01/25 03:28:25
    I don't
    RS
    Not at all.
  • Ashley 2013/01/25 02:12:01
    I don't
    Ashley
    No, I love Life and Facebook!!!
  • Divided States of America 2013/01/25 01:41:43
    I don't
    Divided States of America
    I don't go on Facebook much. This thought never crossed my mind, and Facebook would seem to be the last place I would suspect to be a cause of envy. In almost everything around us, we are programmed to compete or fail, and nothing can ever be enough. I remember being happy while having nothing, now I'm not happy while I have everything. I don't know how this happened.
  • Captain-Morgan 2013/01/25 01:41:42
    I don't
    Captain-Morgan
    +1
    No way am I jealous of others and their FB photos or vacations.. I enjoy being connected with other friends and family members.. A useful tool in my research for lost family history and relatives..
  • Cat 2013/01/24 23:51:19
    I don't
    Cat
    n even interested in fb.
  • Angelica Thrasher 2013/01/24 22:36:10
    I don't
    Angelica Thrasher
    +1
    I am a Tumblr type of girl...
  • abby5 2013/01/24 20:13:25
    I don't
    abby5
    The only time it bothers me is when friends or family are going on a nice vacation that we can't afford, but that's rare. We're really stay-at-homers, but we were just invited to the islands for the next 2 weeks. Sure would be nice to get out of the cold. LOL
  • LMA 2013/01/24 20:08:01
    I do
    LMA
    I always see people out at parties and on vacation, People with there friends and mates having a great time, all things I do not have the time nor money to do. Just one more reason why I hate Facebook. Though A buddy of mine did invite me down to NC through facebook, so maybe not all bad.
  • Kiara~And~ Joseph 2013/01/24 19:19:40
    I do
    Kiara~And~ Joseph
    Rare...but I don't get on fb a lot anymore
  • Bibliophilic 2013/01/24 19:17:59
    I do
    Bibliophilic
    +1
    Very rarely, but then I think of the positive. All of the negative things that happen to me--I don't share with everyone. It's quite likely that other people are jealous of me as well.
  • Jackie 2013/01/24 18:31:12
    I don't
    Jackie
    I dumped Facebook I found the whole concept distasteful.
  • Tucker 2013/01/24 18:06:56
    I don't
    Tucker
    +2
    I suffer from FB Bull Sh*t. I don't care what you had for dinner.................
  • Will Advocate of PHAET 2013/01/24 17:53:59
    I don't
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    +1
    I have enough to entertain me without FB.
  • Todd Parsons 2013/01/24 17:50:58
    I don't
    Todd Parsons
    +3
    I am a ninja... I am free of such emotions
  • Melizmatic 2013/01/24 17:46:18 (edited)
    I don't
    Melizmatic
    +1
    I don't Facebook, period.


    Even if I did, I'd be willing to bet that a good majority of the members there are 'embellishing' the details of their 'perfectly wonderful' lives.

    may your life one day be as awesome
  • baby cakes 826 2013/01/24 17:37:37
    I do
    baby cakes 826
    +1
    Not all the time, but when you are in zero degree weather and you see pictures of someone you know on the beach, there is a little facebook envy. beach
  • mm61675 baby ca... 2013/01/24 19:01:14
    mm61675
    +1
    I totally agree! I am in the freezing cold, and I see pictures of my sister on a beach in South Africa and am so jealous!! :)
  • Composer.Of.The.Heartt 2013/01/24 17:01:38
    I don't
    Composer.Of.The.Heartt
    +1
    I use it to connect with fam well that's it
  • Kookieless The Sexy Nihilis... 2013/01/24 16:27:40
  • QC 2013/01/24 16:25:41
    I don't
    QC
    God no....
  • Harley Squiggles the God \(... 2013/01/24 16:14:09
    I don't
    Harley Squiggles the God \(#o#)/
    +2
    I'm not jealous of anyone.
  • ~Worlds Away 2013/01/24 16:13:19
    I don't
    ~Worlds Away
    i have 440 friends but i have liked alot of pages so most of my news feed are the pages posting things
  • Yu Ogata 2013/01/24 15:51:21
    I do
    Yu Ogata
    +1
    It's kind of funny that you Americans are becoming tired of Facebook while the so-called SNS experts of my country have just started talking about the potential power of Twitter and FB.
  • JustBeingAtPeace 2013/01/24 15:47:29
    I don't
    JustBeingAtPeace
    +1
    No, don't even do facebook its just another Keeping up wiith the Jones. Not interested.
  • Melissa 2013/01/24 15:45:50
    I do
    Melissa
    +2
    I suffer depression and they aren't helping, posting about their perfect lives...
  • whateverbabynevermind 2013/01/24 15:34:33
    I don't
    whateverbabynevermind
    +1
    My mommy says I'm special.

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