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I Think Facebook Makes Me Depressed

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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...
    reset reset 18-21, F 12 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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    I Left There Yesterday... - My messages are on, but that's it.Nobody responded to my posts much anyway and I felt like a geek. I left a link to my contact info under my last post...
    TheWomanWhoDid TheWomanWhoDid 36-40 6 Responses Dec 28, 2012

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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...
    journeytowhere journeytowhere 22-25, F 10 Responses Jun 24, 2010

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 9, 2013

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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...
    OliviaSaunders OliviaSaunders 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 19, 2013

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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...
    ForgottenSunshine ForgottenSunshine 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 17, 2012

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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...
    invisibleme1776 invisibleme1776 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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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...
    Pixie87 Pixie87 22-25, F 15 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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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...
    MissNN MissNN 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 2, 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...
    arcenciel arcenciel 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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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...
    kbej5555 kbej5555 22-25 3 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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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...
    lucygoosy93 lucygoosy93 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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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...
    carlos1796 carlos1796 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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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...
    peacefullover peacefullover 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 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...
    Iain321 Iain321 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 21, 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...
    Evernight Evernight 31-35, F 45 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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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...
    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...
    renaislinn renaislinn 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 13, 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...
    ihaveep ihaveep 18-21, F 12 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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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...
    Yogurtree Yogurtree 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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...
    Princess1211 Princess1211 22-25, F 9 Responses Jun 25, 2011

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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...
    nikkiab86 nikkiab86 26-30, F Jun 23, 2013

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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...
    kurokineko kurokineko 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2011

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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...
    nobodyspecial1973 nobodyspecial1973 36-40, M 4 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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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...
    jln20 jln20 18-21 1 Response Apr 9, 2013

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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...
    Cattytatts Cattytatts 26-30, F Apr 4

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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...
    abby776 abby776 22-25 4 Responses Aug 10, 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...
    Chrisanna Chrisanna 36-40, F 2 Responses May 13, 2013

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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...
    ItsALongStory ItsALongStory 22-25, F 25 Responses Jul 27, 2009

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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...
    sapphirecinder sapphirecinder 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2013

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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...
    lolasinn7 lolasinn7 26-30, F 11 Responses Jun 26, 2010

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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...
    jdam34 jdam34 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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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...
    ugajewel ugajewel 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 14, 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 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...
    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...
    ninjats ninjats 18-21 4 Responses Mar 9, 2013

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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...
    beyondrepair beyondrepair 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 24, 2010

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    She Was My Friend. - I used to have a best friend her name, let’s call her “Regina” We were best friends even I guess I liked her she was so cute & stuff. One day I tell her...
    ashleywilliams19 ashleywilliams19 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2013

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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...
    Liabar Liabar 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2012

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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...
    DeanaWinchester DeanaWinchester 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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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...
    RobAcid RobAcid 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 14, 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...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 4 Responses Feb 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...
    angel510 angel510 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    I Deleted It - and I feel a weight lifted. I no longer have to care that all those people don't really give a **** about me. I don't have to make excuses when a random person...
    BiForce BiForce 26-30 2 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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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...
    ClickCloser ClickCloser 31-35, F 19 Responses Jan 30, 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 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...
    allusedupnowempty allusedupnowempty 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2011

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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...
    jln20 jln20 18-21 2 Responses Jul 16, 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...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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