RUINING your life?
Research shows that those who use social networking sites regularly are more likely to feel lonely and alienated.
Social networking ruins lives? Sounds a little bit extreme doesn’t it? But how often have you been at a concert or a wedding and watched someone filming the proceedings on the their phone (as opposed to watching it), so they can upload it onto social networking? It’s even become more commonplace for people to announce births, engagements, and even deaths on Facebook and Twitter, often to hundreds of people they don’t actually count as friends. Most of us are guilty of whiling away the time on the train, or at a bus stop scrolling through our newsfeeds, but how often do you find you’ve actually wasted an hour? Or even longer? Okay there are worse things to be addicted to than a social networking site and it’s unlikely that spending a lot of time online will kill you, but excessive use is linked to feelings of depression and emotional issues. Read on to find out how you might benefit from a digital detox.