This class blog is for students enrolled in Fraser's Communication Skills course at Seisen University, Wednesdays 3rd period.
I think Facebook depression is real but I usually do not use Facebook, so I replace Facebook with twitter.
There are two reasons of that. First, last Christmas, I had a bad cold and I was bored. Then I saw other people's post. They looked happy. At the time I was little sad.
Second, if you have a person who you like, you will worry about the person life. In addition, you will check the person's post. If you see the bad post for you, you feel sad.
Therefore, I agree that word. But I think it depends on people. Facebook is not at all of your life but a part of it!
Wow, Chinatsu! You are always the first one who respond the assignment.
I think I must follow your example. (but maybe no action.)
It must have been hard for you... It's sad to catch a cold at Cristmas.
I agree with your idea. We tend to care about people who like!
When I saw Facebook at Christmas, I felt like dying.
hahaha I feel dying too!
Since I do not use Facebook, I don’t know much about it. But I suppose that Facebook depression is real.
As Ms. Duffy, the woman in the video says, Facebook use itself can be healthy, but based on a surveillance it leads people to envy, and envy can be a great risk of depression. She also says the surveillance gives us a solid evidence that the phenomenon of Facebook envy leads to depression.
The phenomenon is not only for Facebook but for all kinds of Human relationship, I guess. When you see other people look happy then feel envy at them, it may also cause depression.
By the way, do you know that “Death came into the world only through the Devil's ENVY (Book of wisdom 2-24)”? So let’s try not to envy other’s life.
Thank you, I am forgetful person so I try to do early.
You are right in that surveillance doesn't have to be on Facebook to lead to depression, but I think surveillance becomes "normal" on social media more often than in real life... In real life few people will surveil (stalk) someone without talking to them, but on the Internet it happens all the time.
You’ve got a point, but I was talking about envy, not surveillance, or I just don’t get what you said, do I ?
I think the phenomenon is also for human relationship too. It's not easy not to envy someone but we need to do it.
I think Facebook depression is real. It’s natural to envy someone who enjoy their life. Not only Facebook, other social media are also same things, for example, Instagram and Twitter.
People who use them would feel envy to others. I often use two of them. So I have experienced to feel depression by seeing Facebook, but I feel such feeling many times when I see Instagram and Twitter.
As Duffy says, Facebook users feel compelled to use it. I agree with her. But in my case, if I stop using Facebook, I can’t keep in touch with some people because the way of contact would be nothing. So I think it’s not necessary to see Facebook many times even if you have an account.
I think so too! We are not nessesary to check the Facebook many times..
I'm using Facebook by the same reason as you.
But I don't really understand how to use it.
I agree with you. I have Facebook account and I have many friends. However I don't really cheack Facebook. I use Facebook to send birthday messages!
I think Facebook depression is real. It's natural to feel envy at someone's happiness. Especially if someone is enjoying themselves while I am busy. According to this video, more than half of people who using the Facebook scared for Facebook depression and Facebook envy. It's not only Facebook but also other applications such as Instagram and Twitter.
Pictures of beautiful things and pictures of food do not make everyone who sees happy and some people think that they are envious but people who posts just want to share nice pictures and messages. Maho already said that if we reduce the number of times checking Facebook, the depressed feeling will be less.
Yes...thank you! I agree with you.
I became to want to reduce the number of checking my cellphone after reading your post.
I think Facebook depression is real. First of all, I do not use Facebook, so I do not know it well.Then I want to talk about my image of Facebook. In my opinion, it is natural to envy other people's posts. I am busy about my chorus circle. So It is difficult for me to go out casually. On twitter, after looking very nice post of my friends, I am very attracted, but after that I feel depression. People tend to compere their own lives and others lives. We want to get a reaction from followers and we want to show own life to followers I think. SNS like Facabook is connect our psychological face. So I think Facebook depression do not redude from online.
What do you mean by "redude"?
I think people compare their lives to other's too!
I think Facebook depression is real. When I saw my friend's post about fulfilling days in hard situation, I felt depressed. The day before yesterday, my friend posted photos on Facebook. She went to Singapore from June 2nd to 5th. It was very attractive photos. I felt envious and depressed, especially the day was Monday. I didn't press the like button on her post. But it isn't always a bad thing. When we saw it, we can keep our mind for travel and see various great photos which we did not know until now. If you feel depressed and irritated when you read Facebook, you should stop reading it. Maybe you must be mentally exhausted.
I agree with you!
I always feel depressed when I saw my friend's photos of staying abroad.
I think Facebook depression is real.
It is easy that people envy someone when they are depressed or they cannot enjoy thier daily life because of busy. The reason why people envy someone is they compare themselves or thier life to someone's life. Of couse, not all poeple but some people do or feel that.
Social net-work service like Facebook shows us someone's post, photographs, comments and even the number of friends. Letters and pohotographs are very impressive and we can see that again and again.Therefore, SNS makes people compare themselves to someone and facebook depression is caused by the sreason like that.
Have you ever felt envy when you see someone's posts?
I think Facebook depression is real. I used to use Facebook a few times in a year. However, when I went to US for studying abroad, I realized that Americans use Facebook more than other SNS. Facebook has messenging and posting functions on timeline. When I open messenger to reply for messages, I check Facebook timeline inevitably and I sometimes envy my friends who are having fun. I am agree with that Facebook is good resource to get information, but I think we have to be careful not to get too absorbed.
I think Facebook depression is real. I used to use Facebook a few times in a year. However, when I went to US for studying abroad, I realized that Americans use Facebook more than other SNS. Facebook has messaging and posting functions on timeline. When I open messenger to reply for messages, I check Facebook timeline inevitably and I sometimes envy my friends who are having fun. I agree with that Facebook is good resource to get information, but I think we have to be careful not to get too absorbed. However, Japanese use Instagram and Twitter more. Twitter is more easy to post so some people post their negative feelings. Actually, I think Twitter is more easier to get depression than Facebook.
(I posted different comment. sorry about that.)
I think Facebook depresion is real. But I don't use Facebook so much. I often use instagram. It is same application.
I belong to cheer leading team. We practice every Thursday, Saturday, Sanday and public holiday. It means no holiday. This year's golden week I didn't go anywhere. But my friend's instagram and Facebook post looks so fun. Some friends took a trip to foreign contry or domestic Japan, others met their friend and went shopping, talking. It had been enhanced. I think envy that. After golden week, I went on a short trip with my friend. The place was Kamakura. It was awsome. So we affected own friend's post, however we can piece out own life by it.