How Facebook Makes You Unhappy

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I first learned about Facebook in 2007. One of my closest friends invited me to join or sign up. At that time, Friendster was quite popular. Myspace as well. But, Yahoo Messenger was dominating the chatting/messaging world.

I signed up and tried to invite my work colleagues. I had even a contest with another colleague I invited: Who between the two of us could get more Facebook friends in a short period of time would win.

Of course he won. He knew a lot of people. He was a part-time make-up artist and had a lot of clients, plus he was quite popular at school as his Mama was a teacher. It was a fun game though.

Anyway right now, most of the Facebook users are unhappier and lonelier. Based on my Facebook friends’ posts, some bragged about what they have or where they were, for example, what new expensive things they just bought, what brand they’re wearing, where outside the country they currently are, etc.

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A Long Distance Relationship That Didn’t Last

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A young couple declared their love for each other on social media, mostly on Facebook because the other one uses free data.

Their respective families, friends, relatives, classmates, schoolmates, colleagues at work, neighbors, acquaintances, and others were witnesses to their immense love for each other.

The girl would post about how she misses him. How she wished he’s there hugging and kissing her, instead of talking to each other on Skype or Messenger. The guy would then post about how he loves her so much and if only she’s with him in a desert country but promises financial stabilization and wonderful future.

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