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12 Ways Social Media Is Screwing You Over

Social media is a  whole different world on its own. We are living in an advanced age where pretty much every part of our lives rotates around the Internet. Consistently, innovation turns out to be more creative, in this way making the internet more accessible to people.

With mobile phones getting smarter, and people now having a lot of options to post on social media. They practically now post anything and everything.

This has made some people smarter and others dumber. We have compiled the 12 ways social media is screwing you over.

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1. Causes low self-esteem

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Now everyone is comparing themselves with the version of their friends or influencers on social media.

2. Whatever goes online stays online

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Just so you know. Deleting is useless because the internet never forgets.

3. You are turned into a stalker

 

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Social media life has standardized conduct which would have been charactered as stalking some years ago. You find yourself going through all of someone’s posts on social media. Just imagine doing that in real life.

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4. Reducing real-life interactions

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With a good internet connection, you can connect with almost anyone from anywhere in the world. How about real-life interactions?

5. Causes Negative body image

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It’s not news that Instagram users validate their posts by the number of likes and comments each post gets. With all the flawless pictures, perfect shape, toned skin circulating the social media space, it’s easy for one to get screwed and get negative body image when their posts do not get the expected engagement. This may also lead to

6. Depression

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Quick question. Would you get rid of your social media even if someone tells you you will happier? I don’t think so.

Social media is one of the leading causes of depression all over the world. Spending just two hours on social media(especially Instagram) in a day could alter your mood for the rest of the day. With the increase in fake beauty and wealth displayed every day on social media, many people have gone into depression which has led to suicide.

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7. Talk and no do

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Too many twitter activists and intelligentsia with zero action.

8. Ruins your love life

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Relationships are ruined by social media every year, whether it’s because a fight was caused by social media or it simply took up too much of a partner or friend’s time. Just go on twitter and see dragging.

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9. Bad Spelling

Do you sometimes chat with someone and you see annoying texts like Urs, tnx, fyn, and so many other bad spelling? You would think they do it intentionally but many people who type like this can’t even spell simple words. Moreso, with the help of autocorrect, you can type anything and it will be corrected.

10. Wastes your time

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12 Ways Social Media Is Screwing You Over

Show me one thing that wastes one’s time than social media. I’m waiting. I bet you can’t come up with any

11. It’s addictive

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12 Ways Social Media Is Screwing You Over

As many people already know, social media can be extremely addicting. This is partly due to the brain’s pleasure center responding positively to validation and novelty.

12. Temptation

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12 Ways Social Media Is Screwing You Over

Back in the days, it was actually uncommon for marriages to end in a divorce. Quick forward 50 years and just around half of relationships last.

One of the reasons behind those shocking numbers is the increase in temptation. Social media permits the two people in different marriages to converse with one another without leaving the comfort of their homes.

This could be dangerous for marriages especially if the relationship has no clear boundaries.

 

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