Study finds that Facebook, Twitter escalate anxiety
Jul 10 2012, 12:04 | By Tech2.com
'Social network' is no longer just a means to stay connected. It's become an essential part of our lives and a rather large one at that. While such networks ensure a more connected world and have eased communication, various drawbacks have also come to light. Several studies carried out in the past have disclosed how these sites have been impacting us negatively.
The Salford Business School, University of Salford conducted a poll recently for the charity Anxiety UK. It found that more than half of the participants surveyed felt that the social sites had changed their behaviour. Out of the participants who felt so, about 50% said that their lives had been altered for the worse.
The ones who disclosed that social media has had a negative impact on them, believed that their confidence dropped after comparing their achievements with that of their friends online. Two-third of these found it hard to relax completely or to sleep after spending time on the sites, while one quarter of the polled participants said they had been left facing difficulties in their relationships or workplace after becoming confrontational online.Click here for full story
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