Study suggests Facebook and Twitter are ruining our lives7/9/2012
Social media isn't doing you any favors, if you believe the results of a small survey conducted out of the University of Salford in the U.K. More than half of the 298 people polled in the study claimed their lives have changed for the worse since they started using sites like Facebook and Twitter: They feel depressed after comparing their achievements to their friends', they find it hard to relax and sleep, and -- despite the apparent negative side effects of social media -- feel stressed when they can't access it. "If you are predisposed to anxiety it seems that the pressures from technology act as a tipping point, making people feel more insecure and more overwhelmed," said Nicky Lidbetter, from the charity Anxiety UK. Luckily, the study supplied a simple solution to social media worries: Turn off your gadgets.
Has social media changed your life for the worse?