ANTI-SOCIAL MEDIA ON THE RISE

Anti-Social Media on the Rise

The Disney adage “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all” apparently has one exception—the Internet. People are becoming increasingly rude on social media, apparently finding it easier to say nasty things online than in person, and the fallout from online feuds is spilling over into real life. Nearly 20 percent of people have blocked, unsubscribed, or unfriended someone because of a virtual spat, and an equal number has reduced face-to-face contact with a person because of something said online. More… Discuss

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