Facebook Will Make You Sad, and That's Funny, Kind of

So I love this, in the NY Times today: “A study published last month in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking found that the more time people spent on Facebook, the happier they perceived their friends to be and the sadder they felt as a consequence.” That little gem appears in a funny article titled “Don’t Tell Me, I Don’t Want to Know,” by Pamela Paul. Much of it is quite humorous, and I won’t spoil the fun. But some of it includes a paper cut: “Think of a life without closure: The boy you made a fool of yourself over in high school is now a private-equity king with 400,000 followers. The face of the guy who date-raped you in college pops up as Someone You Might Know.” Here’s the url:

And I promise to refrain from posting vacation pictures involving me having a great time, while you’re not! (More likely: my photoshopped images are faked, and you’re having a great time.) Oh, what the heck. Here’s me teaching my daughter to swim! It was fun!

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