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Author Says Facebook Is Making Us Miserable

Ian Bush CBS Philadelphia 12/16/2011 00:43
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Facebook has changed the way many people communicate with family and friends — but some believe it’s not always for the better.



The social networking site’s recent changes — spotlighting what you’re hearing, watching, and reading — are geared to make users share more.

“Facebook is making us unhappy by making everyone else look really, really happy.”

Author Daniel Gulati blogs for Harvard Business Review. He says all that shared information is creating a subconscious “ranking” among friends as our curated selves broadcast online are compared in real life.

“Facebook is bringing down a lot of people’s daily sense of well-being.”
 
He says Facebook leads to a loss of productivity in work and play and can negatively affect close relationships.
 
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