Social Media Can Cause Anxiety

If social media has ever left you with that ambient feeling of unease about your own circumstances, you’re not alone: it turns out social media can indeed make users feel anxious and insecure, according to a new study by the U.K.’s University of Salford sponsored by Anxiety UK, a British non-profit.

The University of Salford’s Business School surveyed 298 Brits about their social media habits, and found that slightly more than half — 53% — said that the advent of social networks had changed their own behavior. Within this group, 51% (that’s 27% of the total) said the changes have been at least partly negative.

via MediaPost Publications Social Media Can Cause Anxiety 18/07/2012.

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