Facebook Jealousy

[Fig 3] The seven sins of Facebook, Jealousy. provided by whattoseeinseville.com

Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D from Psychology Today wrote an article titled; Protect Yourself from the Seven Sins of Facebook. In her article, Krauss Whitbourne discusses the most common faults that users face. Its nothing uncommon, if anything it is extremely familiar to all of us. The best thing you can do is address it and know where to change.

Below are the seven sins extracted from Krauss’ work. To get a full length description of each, visit here.

Sin #1: Facebook Jealousy

Sin #2: Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

Sin #3: Facebook One-Upsmanship

Sin #4: Too Much Information (TMI)

Sin #5: Oversharing Status Updates

Sin #6: Facebook regret

Sin #7: Actual and dangerous neglect or harm

Now that we have the seven deadly sins of Facebook covered, now all you need to do is sit and evaluate your presence on the social media sites you have. Do you think you represent yourself in a positive or negative way? Do think you that the content on your Facebook would allow you receive a job? And even, do you think your parents would approve of your page?

Though Krauss Whitbourne’s article is directly targeted to Facebook, these methods can be used across multiple social media platforms such as Twitter or Tumblr. Studies show that sites like Twitter are now checked 53% of the time by potential employers. I’m not trying to scare you but instead educate you so later on in life you don’t have to face the woes of rejection because you carelessly expressed something so petty like Facebook jealousy. (Krauss Whitbourne, “Protect Yourself From the Seven Sins of Facebook”)


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