Shocking, right? Who knew?! I definitely did not have the slightest inkling that sitting around, alone, on a computer, staring at pictures of peers and comparing myself to them could possibly make me unhappy! This news is about as bizarre-o as that little diddy I read the other day claiming that inhaling toxins is bad for my lungs…

Alas, it’s true. A recent study confirmed that when people use facebook, life can suck just a liiiiittle bit more. The study’s researchers sent participants text messages 5 times a day asking them to rate their current level of happiness since the last recording, as well as how much they had used facebook in that time. The more participants engaged in facebook, the less happy they became.

How could this be?? How could the mecca of all that is good in the world be an actual precursor for sorrow? I guess social comparison, less human connection, greater loneliness, and increased envy and jealousy aren’t the road to happiness that we all logically thought they were… This really puts a damper on my facebook-themed birthday party. I guess I’ll call up the Center for Happiness Prevention and see if they’re interested in the cardboard cutouts I ordered of Mark Zuckerberg. Know more.