Twitter is causing Break-Ups. Fact. Sort Of.


Twitter is causing Break-Ups. Fact. Sort Of.
Active Twitter and Facebook users are statistically more likely to experience romantic conflict.

And the length of the romantic entanglement isn’t a factor on conflict, apparently. Couples old and new are both bitching at each other in similar frequency.

A doctoral student via the school of journalism in the University of Missouri, Russell Clayton surveyed 581 Twitter users of all ages. Users were asked about their general usage, how often they log in, tweet, scroll their newsfeed, direct message people etc. Clayton says,

"I found it interesting that active Twitter users experienced conflict and negative relationship outcomes regardless of length of romantic relationship,"

"The aim of this study was to examine whether my previous study that concluded thatFacebookuse predicted Facebook-related conflict - which then led to breakup and divorce - were consistent with Twitter,"

As a result of this study, Clayton has some (unimaginative) advice for the social media hungry,

“couples of all ages limit their daily and weekly use of social networking sites to more healthy, reasonable levels".

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