The Week Contest
This week’s question: A new study has found that the more hours Facebook users logged on the social network, the more their sense of happiness, well-being, and actual physical health declined, partly because seeing other people’s glorified versions of their lives makes users feel depressed and isolated. Please come up with a medical term to describe this social media–induced malady.
Last week’s contest: Unable to find love with a real-life woman, Chinese engineer Zheng Jiajia has married a humanoid robot that he built himself. If Hollywood were to make a romantic comedy about Zheng and his fembot, what should it be called?
THE WINNER: “Some Like I.T. Hot” Jordyn Lundy, Los Angeles
SECOND PLACE: “When Harry Made Sally” Andrew Tuite, Chicago
THIRD PLACE: “Love, Artificially” Aaron Landolt, Jefferson, Mass.
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “Facebook blues” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, May 2. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, May 5. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.
The winner gets a one-year subscription to The Week.