Nightly News   |  January 23, 2013

‘Facebook envy’ leaves people frustrated

Researchers at two German universities found Facebook produces negative emotions, leaving people feeling more dissatisfied with their lives after viewing the numerous successes touted in their news feed. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> a lot of items in the news today about our health and well-being, including the fact that facebook can full-on bum you out. german researchers call it facebook envy. it's the act of viewing all your friends' fabulous vacations, lovely children, attractive friends and great social lives. the research showed it can leave people feeling, you guessed it, lonely, frustrated