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Facebook Envy: Feeling Bad About our Pretend Digital Lives

If you scrolled quickly past the above picture in Facebook, you might be convinced that I’m lifting some pretty hefty weights.  You might feel intimidated by yet another picture of a person seemingly able to do… 688 more words

Can Facebook make you depressed? The problem with comparing your life to someone else's newsfeed

By Guimel Sibingo

Editor’s Note: This article is from our Science for Kids series, aimed at children in grades 4-8.

COLUMBIA — Have you ever scrolled through your Facebook feed and noticed how wonderful your friends’ lives seem to be? 777 more words

Explainers

Stop the Face-boasting!

My niece and I were having a chat recently about why people upload photos to social media. Here are some of the possibilities we came up with: 377 more words

Life And Other Catastrophes

False Consciousness/Facebook Envy

False consciousness is a way of thinking that prevents people from seeing the real nature of their social or economic situation. It’s actually a much larger and complicated Marxist theory, but for the purpose of this post that is what we are going with. 658 more words

Advice

How to Not Get Jealous on Facebook (and Elsewhere)

Yesterday I wrote about how I like it when people brag and share happy things on Facebook. But what if all those boasts and posts about being #blessed make you jealous? 630 more words

Semi-Charmed Life.