Facebook Envy


Facebook envy is the “painful feeling one gets when they realize other people’s lives on Facebook are more interesting, joyful, and worthwhile than theirs.” The Happiness Blog research project found that “Facebook makes users dissatisfied and envious. One-third of people felt worse and more frustrated with their lives after going to Facebook. … Almost 30% felt that envy was the major reason. Envy ranked the highest in causing Facebook frustration” (Sandip Roy, “Facebook Envy: 7 Sad Facts (And 4 Strategies to Stop It),” The Happiness Blog, accessed September 16, 2022, https://happyproject.in/facebook-envy/).