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I Think Facebook Makes Me Depressed

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    Facebook Is A Popularity Contest

    Facebook has made me extremely depressed. Its constantly ruining my confidence level. To me, Facebook is all about how popular you are. How many likes, comment and friends you get on there. I dont get many of those. At times, none at all. I envy those ppl who post up ordinary...
    invisibleme1776 invisibleme1776 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    Devalues True Friendships

    And capitalizes on superficial ones! I'm only on there to keep up with relatives and old classmates who don't call or text me. That's it. I don't like bragging about my business on facebook. I occasionally "comment" or "like". But, it's not deep interaction like E.P., calling, or...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 4 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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    Facebook Made Me Depressed And...

    I deleted it :) less stress. less idiots.
    BlindFate BlindFate 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2013

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    It Triggers My Depression...

    Every time I get on Facebook, I always feel bad and log off. I couldn't understand why I always felt bad after being on there, but then I slowly started to realize that seeing everyone happy, in college, making friends, partying, having babies and starting families made me see...
    Princess1211 Princess1211 22-25, F 9 Responses Jun 25, 2011

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    Just Trying To Spread The Joy

    Every time I get on facebook I can't help but notice all the negativity! It's almost overwhelming for me. I feel like there aren't enough pages focusing on the positivity and beauty surrounding us in our every day life that aren't specifically focused on a particular religious...
    OliviaSaunders OliviaSaunders 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 19, 2013

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    Facebook Makes Me Feel Like I Am Alone

    I hate facebook. seeing everyone I know talking to eachother, and Im just sitting here waiting for someone to talk to me like that. But it never happens and it makes me feel forgotten. the thought of no one noticing that I was gone or had disapperared scares me, like what...
    youcouldsaythatbut youcouldsaythatbut 16-17 2 Responses Sep 9, 2012

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    The Grass Isn't Always Greener

    If you really take time to think about it, people, for the most part, post two forms of communication on FB:  -Things which paint them in a flattering light, making their lives seem perfect,  - They air their grievances about anything and everything. I'm not including all of...
    ForgottenSunshine ForgottenSunshine 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 17, 2012

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    So Much Happier Without Facebook

    I decided a year ago that I would get rid of facebook and take it out of my life. No one talks to me on facebook and I get real sad and depressed when I was on facebook. It can be people you know from work, high school, or even your past. And even employers are looking at peoples...
    peacefullover peacefullover 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    This is another stupid non-'experience' i've

    seen on here. How does Facebook out of all websites (especially this one) make someone feel depressed? Because you have no friends? No one to talk to? No one to write on your wall? You think you're not good looking enough to post a lot of photos of yourself? No one likes your...
    Yogurtree Yogurtree 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 13

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    Temporary Loner

    I can go look on facebook and what will I see? People sharing photos of their happy times, friends commenting on one another's post with inside jokes I would never get, and people who do inspirational things that I can't quite find myself completing. It's as if they're living...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 9, 2013

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    I Dislike Facebook

    I only have a facebook because everyone else does, not because I love it and go on very often; it seems almost necessary to have one because I am in highschool.  It makes me feel like I have no friends because all you see some people getting a load of wall posts...
    ihaveep ihaveep 18-21, F 12 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Are You Really You On Facebook?

    Sometimes im really wondering why people get facebook anyway. To show photos share stories or just pretend to be happy very happy? When i put nice pictures and happy messages on it people tend to like and and want to stay friends. when im sometimes in a not so good mood and as...
    abby776 abby776 22-25 4 Responses Aug 10, 2013

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    It Does!

    I must confess I've been thinking waaay too much about canceling my FB account, and that's not only because it makes me depressed! It's also because I've already got on arguments with my boyfriend for lame reasons, such as so-and-so leaving comments and likes on my pics or status...
    MissNN MissNN 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 2, 2012

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    Noone Talks To Me

    Every time I get on Facebook it ends up with me just posting. I've tried writing on others timelines but it seems like I always get ignored. I don't get any messages or friends requests. If it weren't the fact that If I didn't have potential employers on it I would just delete...
    jdam34 jdam34 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2012

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    Deactivating My Facebook Account For The Second Time (I Feel Like A Right Idiot)

    Signing on to facebook was one of the most embarrassing mistakes I've made in my life. I'm beginning to realize how stupid I am. I'm aware that facebook is useless because everyone is able to contact each other via phone or e-mail, but yet I still JOINED IT. I signed on because I...
    arcenciel arcenciel 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    Its Just Pain

    its the same with me, its like i have 187 friends and only one of them talk to me, i had others but even though they are online they don't talk or respond when i tag them in a post to ask them something. and it really sucks for me, i see them go out and having fun while im stuck...
    kurokineko kurokineko 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2011

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    I have a lot of problems

    and not a lot of people I can talk to in the real world. For example today I spent 7 hours by myself. I'm very emotional, sad and angry. Sometimes I "accidentally" rant on fb and I'm never met with understanding. If only they understood what it's like to be broken inside. I'm...
    angel510 angel510 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    I Can'T Stop

    What's wrong with me? I feel like nobody wants to be my friend. I talk too much. I talk too little. I'm too loud. I'm too quiet. I'm never quite good enough. There's a girl here. Literally EVERYTHING I say, she disagrees with. My opinions are wrong. My beliefs are wrong...
    jln20 jln20 18-21 2 Responses Jun 16, 2013

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    A Waste Of Time

    My friends constantly complain that I never go on Facebook. To which I always proceed to explain how much of it is a complete waste of time. Why find the need to share everything that happens in your life to your Facebook friends; half of which you've probably never talked to in...
    ninjats ninjats 18-21 5 Responses Mar 9, 2013

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    They Reached Out...

    Back home, I had a great group of friends. We hung out CONSTANTLY and talked about anything and everything. Soon my depression got way out of hand. They became disgusted by the scars. They got sick of my behavior, saying I was "too upset and depressed all the time." I spiraled...
    jln20 jln20 18-21 1 Response Apr 9, 2013

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    More Angry Than Depressed..

    ...no matter how funny, insightful or plain obnoxious my comments are, NO ONE EVER, EEEEEVERRRRR likes them. I know I shouldn't care, it's only the internet, but I do...and it really annoys me. It's bad enough I'm totally unappealing to the male gender at large (even though since...
    Chrisanna Chrisanna 36-40, F 2 Responses May 13, 2013

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    No Doubt About It

    Facebook makes me super depressed---almost to the point where I am suicidal. I keep on remembering him and how I am a failure in life. Everyone has their pics w/ friends and cool updates while I have barely any. I took my fb break. I only go on if someone msgs or comments me. I...
    reset reset 18-21, F 11 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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    mikeugg mikeugg 22-25, M Sep 7, 2012

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    Family And Some Friends

    I'm about 2,000 miles away from my original home. And when I see pics of family and some close friends, I get homesick. I live here now, so just gotta suck it up. And this is why I get this way. Also, I just had a baby and none of my parents and sibling seen my baby, just in...
    nikkiab86 nikkiab86 26-30, F Jun 23, 2013

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    FB Makes Me Lonely

    No matter how many times I like and post comments on my friends' status they never do the same for me. The most I ever got from the was one like. I see my friends' posts and they have two to five likes and a bunch of comments no matter how simple they are. The only way I can get...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    Facebook Makes Me Depressed....

    You seem to have all these "friends", people add you and you add them. However, I realize that no one cares what the hell is going on in my life. They aren't true friends. Seeing everyone else have all these great experiences.. and I am stuck where I am. People don...
    ItsALongStory ItsALongStory 22-25, F 25 Responses Jul 27, 2009

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    I Know It Does

    I have a Facebook Account merely to keep up with friends who have either moved abroad or interstate. Unlike most people on Facebook, I have resisted the compulsion to add 'Friends' I scarcely know (or plain do not know) just so that other people don't...
    Pixie87 Pixie87 22-25, F 15 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    Thinking

    I feel kinda empty, but kinda good. I don't feel upset about anything or anyone anymore. I feel emotionless, yet part of me feels free, happy (almost). My scars are fading, the bruises on my knuckles are evident but painless, my scissors are cleaned of blood. I'm trying to be...
    jln20 jln20 18-21 2 Responses Jul 16, 2013

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    Fb Is No Place For Loners

    I only went on it because my friend pestered me too. Couldn't really see the point because she was my only friend. Anyway went on and made friends with my old so-called school mates, you know the type that never really bothered with you when you were at school? Well since i...
    Evernight Evernight 31-35, F 45 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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    I'm Sick Of Seeing How Everyone Else Is So Happy

    I like EP so much better on facebook.   First of all.  Not too many people "hit me up" on there.  And whenever they do, It's not special to me or anything.  Haven't posted photos up there till like last summer. A F-in year. Whenever I sign on, it makes me...
    journeytowhere journeytowhere 22-25, F 10 Responses Jun 24, 2010

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    Not A Good Idea..

    Facebook was quite a part of my routine life.. and now that I have deactivated my account, I realize how big a part it was. It was like my ultimate boredom killer..But I realized that it only made me feel lonely, sad and unproductive. Other than that, it was like showing my...
    Liabar Liabar 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2012

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    Fakebook

    I had a fakebook account i got rid of it after realizing how much a waste of time it is .I got to thinking how many of these friends i have on my list that would actually hang out with me or call me .then i realized how much fakebook was slowly turning into twitter . seeing posts...
    nobodyspecial1973 nobodyspecial1973 36-40, M 4 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    Facebook Is A Dog From Hell

    It seemed like a good idea when I joined. After all, I've lived in twenty different cities in the US, Mexico and briefly Europe. I've scattered acquiantances and friends like dust in a windstorm and I've never left a single city without leaving at least one really good person...
    lolasinn7 lolasinn7 26-30, F 11 Responses Jun 26, 2010

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    No One Talks To Me!

    I got on Facebook everyday and I just get tired of seeing people commenting on everyone else's posts and status. And its just funny how I comment on people's pages and I get ignored. Yes so I understand how Facebook can make you depressed.
    ClickCloser ClickCloser 31-35, F 19 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    No Support

    All I see when I log on Facebook is how much support people give others, but not to me. I rarely post and I support others with likes and comments daily, but when I post something meaningful to me, I get no support in return. It makes me feel like no one cares.
    ugajewel ugajewel 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 14, 2013

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    I hate Facebook, it constantly shows how

    amazing the lives are of the people who were nasty at school. It almosts says karma isn't true and I hate to believe that. Also it just shows if your popular or not by getting like 100 likes on a Facebook profile picture. Got me so depressed and pissed off I had to deactivate it...
    lucygoosy93 lucygoosy93 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    Why I Hate Facebook

    So facebook,... The socail networking website where people post pics, comments, make friends ,and meet new people. 3 years before I saw nothing wrong with it , I even was addicted to it . But right now I just honestly can't stand it nor the people on it aside from my faraway...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 13, 2013

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    Fakebook Honestly

    I have found the same patterns in facebook as well. Turned in to an obsession for me, a competition with other people on facebook. It became somewhat exhausting for me. The constant fear of never being good enough and not fitting in to my community or having a place in this world...
    kbej5555 kbej5555 22-25 3 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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    I love facebook for updates on certain

    underground music events and news...I get to post my art and stuff like that, talk to friends who live far away...But overall I experience an OVERLOAD OF EMOTION AND THOUGHT! Especially about crushes and exes who's pages I am sometimes tempted to look at..... I just get to the...
    hgrajciar hgrajciar 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    My Story

    i think i just posted twice in facebook and its just some random quote i like. i'm not showy in real life and is very quiet that i rarely speak to anyone at all.Being in fb doesn't change the way i am..coz its as if i am talking to them face to face and i find it very awkward I...
    renaislinn renaislinn 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 13, 2013

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    Misunderstanding

    I have had my bad experience on face book. I was on holiday in the US with my wife and we where using the hotels free wifi and a saw an amusing thing on television about changing on word of a TV comedy in order to make it into a tragedy and I thought How I meet your mother could...
    Iain321 Iain321 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    No One Writes On My Facebook Wall Anymore

    and it makes me depressed. What are the best ways to have an active wall? I don't wanna ***** at my friends for not writing on it, cuz that's pathetic.
    RobAcid RobAcid 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    Yes, It Does.

    I feel left out. I feel depressed to see how everyone is making something out of their life. How people have lots of things going in their lives, activities, jobs, gatherings, reunions, hangouts. They're practically living and I'm just passing my days.
    beyondrepair beyondrepair 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 24, 2010

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    It Hurt's A Bit

    I have been using FB for about 4-5yrs now & i had over 100 friends at one point & realised that it was a ridiculous amount of people to have on my friends list so i culled them. It's not like i talked to them all anyway. They were just people i had met, knew at some point, or...
    allusedupnowempty allusedupnowempty 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2011

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    People I'd Much Rather Forget

    Lets face it, we go through life and there's just people that we'd just rather forget or keep in the past... ex- lovers/flames, enemies, frenemies, etc., or just people that flat out annoy us. And FB is a venue for us too see them again even if it is just pictures or names in a...
    carlos1796 carlos1796 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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    Definitely it makes me depressed.

    All my friends share the fun details of their glamorous lives and it makes me feel like ****. Kinda hate FB.
    MissingGirl MissingGirl 13-15, F Dec 11, 2013

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    I Feel Bad

    I just hate it when I look at my inbox and I see messages. It is like the scariest thing in the world for me. It is okay when the messages are from my close friends but then there are the messages from some guys that you have passed by at school or somewhere. I find it kind of...
    sapphirecinder sapphirecinder 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2013

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    Facebook Bothers Me

    I think it pry's too much, why does anyone need to see where our "friends" have been or what they're doing? Unless I was there with them or was invited i believe its none of my business. Creeps me out that they NEVER delete your account. Other than that, it makes me feel lame...
    DeanaWinchester DeanaWinchester 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    It makes me wonder who my real friends are.

    It seems like Facebook is a buzz kill to those of us who are having it a bit rough. We see peoples dinners, kids, vacations, talents, jobs, buying new things, and we feel that we're pretty much useless compared to these people because we don't have these things going on so they...
    Cattytatts Cattytatts 26-30, F Apr 4

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