Effects Of Social Networking Sites On Relationships

1528 Words Nov 7th, 2016 7 Pages
Effects of Social Networking Sites on Relationships Several studies have found that using social networking sites excessively, including partner surveillance and monitoring, posting ambiguous information, and compulsive internet use, can be detrimental to romantic relationships (Ridgway & Clayton, 2016). Social networking sites such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, negatively influence our relationships. It is important to know the common conflicts and how to avoid them. It is also important to realize how influential social networking sites affect our relationships daily. In the following paragraphs, I am going to talk about conflicts in relationships that are caused by Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Facebook is one of the most popular networking sites in the world, next to LinkedIn and Google plus. However, recent studies have found that people are unaware of Facebook’s influence on our lives. With recent technology and being able to communicate with thousands of people a day Facebook has influenced our relationships in ways we would not have even thought of fifteen years ago. People today are now meeting over Facebook and it allows people to have a false identity. According to Sherrell and Lambie (2016), “one participant explained how frustrating it is to have spent time Facebook chatting with someone they met online, only to find out that, in person, that someone is not what he or she seemed like on Facebook. Participants in a Sherrell and Lambie’s…
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