Envy on Facebook: A Hidden Threat to Users' Life Satisfaction?

@inproceedings{Krasnova2013EnvyOF,
  title={Envy on Facebook: A Hidden Threat to Users' Life Satisfaction?},
  author={Hanna Krasnova and Helena Wenninger and Thomas Widjaja and Peter Buxmann},
  booktitle={Wirtschaftsinformatik},
  year={2013}
}
The wealth of social information presented on Facebook is astound- ing. While these affordances allow users to keep up-to-date, they also produce a basis for social comparison and envy on an unprecedented scale. Even though envy may endanger users' life satisfaction and lead to platform avoidance, no study exists uncovering this dynamics. To close this gap, we build on responses of 584 Facebook users collected as part of two independent studies. In study 1, we explore the scale, scope, and… CONTINUE READING

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