Is Facebook making you (and Hoda) depressed?

Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:30 PM ET

If seeing your friend's vacation pictures on Facebook is depressing you, what you may need is a vacation from Facebook.

Kathie Lee and Hoda have been posting plenty of their trip photos, but Tuesday they discussed a new study that suggests looking at your friends' awesome lives may make you unhappy. That's because people tend to share all of the fun stuff they're doing, which may make you feel like your life is not all sunsets on beaches and beautifully shot pictures of brunch food.

"I think it's so sad that people are online looking at other people's lives instead of living their own," said KLG.

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"I do that," said Hoda. "I don't want to, and I hate myself when I'm doing it, but… I'll think 'What a cute boyfriend! She seems happy!'"

"It's momentary," sniffed KLG, the world's biggest romantic.

Does looking at other people looking happy bum you out? Do you think people spend too much time on Facebook instead of out in the sunshine? Should we all go get ice cream?

Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY contributor who is in a committed relationship with Facebook.

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