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Facebook is Making Us Unhappy

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According to a study performed by Ethan Kross, a psychologist at the University of Michigan, shows a correlation that proves that the more one uses Facebook, the more unhappy that person will be.

For years, there has been proof showing that the Internet can cause unhappiness in people. Even back in 1998, Carnegie Mellon University researcher, Robert Kraut, found that the more one uses the Web, the more likely they were to feel depressed.

The Internet often has a way of making users feel alienated, and can even cause greater rifts in relationships by increasing feelings of envy. Users see the achievements that their peers are having, and when they compare themselves, they become more jealous. Using Facebook often becomes addictive, and this leads to increasing resentment for the peers that you originally joined Facebook for.

Source: Konnikova, Maria. "How Facebook Makes Us Unhappy." The New Yorker. 2013 10 September. 2015 March 2.