By MELISSA WELLHAM
Does the sight of yet another food photo with an unnecessarily dramatic filter on your Facebook news feed made you cringe?
Do the friends who incessantly update their statuses with cute things their kids have done leave you feeling irate?
Do people who post selfies every single day make you seethe with rage?
Well, I have a way to make all your problems go away: Just quit Facebook.
Seriously. It’s time to end this unhealthy relationship. It isn’t making you happy anymore. You know it. Facebook knows it.
You wonder where all the love you used to have for each other has gone? Well I say it’s time to cut ties.
And I have the perfect breakup line for you. “Its not you, Facebook. It’s me.”
Because it probably is you. No offence intended.
A German study from earlier this year revealed that many people experience feelings of envy and discontent after visiting Facebook – no surprises there. But what may surprise you is that people who were happy using Facebook and people who were sad using Facebook used it in very different ways.
Researchers from Berlin’s Humboldt University and Darmstadt’s Technical University found that people became the most outraged and annoyed when they saw holiday snaps that their friends had shared, statuses where people talked about job satisfaction or promotions, or shared exciting tidbits about which new bars and restaurants they had visited as part of their cracking social schedule.
Even this seems a bit Scrooge McDuck-like, really.