The Independent The Twitter effect: Why using social media too much can lead to divorce The Independent Interestingly, both these studies on Facebook and Twitter were conducted by the same person: Russell Clayton, a doctoral student at the...
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This article talks about how social media websites are leading to negative effects on its users. Researchers found that the more active an individual was on social media websites, such as Twitter and Facebook, the more likely they were to report conflict with partners. These negative relationship outcomes such as cheating and divorce stem from the idea that it is like a hobby that consumes too much of an individuals time. Usage of these sites is becoming an addiction that is leading to jealously between relationships.
This article opened my eyes to how addicting social media sites really are. I grew up in an environment where everyone I know has a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other sites that they check multiple times a day. Although I have never considered myself addicted to them, I am realizing that I actually am. Everyday my mom and dad will tell me to put down my phone and engage in conversation or do something besides looking at my phone or computer screen. I always brushed off the comments and continued updating my sites, but now I am realizing that it is affecting me. Just like everyone else, I am relying on these sites to entertain me and am loosing site of the real world.