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Lurking on Facebook: Bad for your Mental Health?

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A study from Germany revealed Facebook makes its users feel envious of others and dissatisfied with themselves (Krasnova et al. 2013). Researchers surveyed people after they used the popular social networking platform, which now boasts over 1 billion users worldwide.

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<p>A study from Germany revealed Facebook makes its users feel envious of others and dissatisfied with themselves (Krasnova et al. 2013). Researchers surveyed people after they used the popular social networking platform, which now boasts over 1 billion users worldwide. The study yielded some interesting results, with more than one-third of respondents reporting mostly negative feelings, such as frustration and envy, which arise while on Facebook and thus affect users' general life satisfaction after they engage with it. Dr Hanna Krasnova, the project manager of the study, said: Although respondents were reluctant to admit feeling envious while on Facebook, they </p>

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