Oliver Willis

Study: Facebook Makes You Envy Others

Study finds Facebook usage makes you envy lives of people you follow.

“A University of British Columbia study released over the Thanksgiving holiday found that Facebook posts contribute to negative feelings including lower self-worth, but mostly jealousy.

Previous studies have linked social media use to narcissism, depression, and anxiety, but haven’t quite uncovered why, according to Izak Benbasat, a information systems researcher and UBC business professor and co-author of the study.

The study, “Why Following Friends Can Hurt You” and published in Information Systems Research, evaluated survey responses from 1,193 German university students regarding their Facebook habits and emotions felt while using the social network.” [READ MORE]