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Facebook causing envy among friends

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German researchers say one in three people experience Facebook envy. The study showed they experience feelings of jealousy and envy while looking at social media pages. Vacation photos caused the highest amount of resentment.

FOX5 spoke with some Facebook users who say they do get jealous when they see vacation photos.

"If I see someone in Italy or Europe, I wish I could be there, too," one said.

"London, Paris… I can't even take a vacation for a week because I always work five days a week," said another.

The study showed looking at the posts and pictures can cause emotional distress for someone that felt otherwise satisfied before looking at the site. Those who compare comments and likes to their friends' posts also experience bitter feelings.

The report isn't the first to study Facebook effects. Back in December another study showed the more time college students spent on Facebook, the worse they felt about their own lives.

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