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Does Facebook Envy Give You Weltschmerz? The Germans Have Alway Been A Comforting People

January 24, 2013

Witnessing friends’ vacations, love lives and work successes on Facebook can cause envy and trigger feelings of misery and loneliness, according to German researchers. A study conducted jointly by two German universities found rampant envy on Facebook, the world’s largest social network that now has over one billion users and has produced an unprecedented platform for social comparison. The researchers found that one in three people felt worse after visiting the site and more dissatisfied with their lives, while people who browsed without contributing were affected the most.

If its on the Internet it must be true. Weltschmerz got you down? The Germans have always been a comforting people.