Wednesday, July 11, 2012
LONDON: Can't think of a day without Facebook or Twitter? Beware, as these popular social networking sites feed anxiety and can make you feel insecure, a new study has found. A survey of hundreds of social network site users found that more than half of them admitted that the sites have changed their behaviour, and half of them said their lives had been altered for the worse. Most commonly, those who suffered a negative impact from social media said their confidence fell after comparing their own achievements to those of friends online. Two-thirds said they found it hard to relax completely or to sleep after spending time on the sites, while one quarter of them said they had been left facing difficulties in their relationships or workplace after becoming confrontational online, the Daily Telegraph reported.