Is Social Media Making Us Socially Awkward? [infographic]

June 16, 2012 |  by  |  Social Media
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So everybody and their mom either knows about or has their own Facebook. Fact. It’s infiltrated our lives so swiftly and soundly that there is scarcely a comparison in regard to the amount of omnipotency it takes in our lives. For some it’s become the modern time-killer, the self aggrandizer, and a way for us to make friends with people who might not be our actual friends.

Though it seems I’m bashing it, Facebook does have it’s redeemable qualities – spreading news to faraway friends, allowing a quick and easy template for creating events or promotion of projects important to our lives, and giving us some self esteem on our birthdays. However, there is an undeniable side effect in making such a lonely activity, such as staring at a computer screen or phone, as ‘social’ as Facebook is.

Looking at these statistics almost 24% of people surveyed have missed important real-life moments because they were too busy trying to document it using social media. In fact, 39% of Americans spend more time socializing online rather than face-to-face and 33% prefer to meet new people online rather than in person. Though it may seem strange to those of us who have grown up without Facebook, it is slowly changing how we interact with one another on a fundamental level. I’m not sure if it’s good or bad, but Mr. Zuckerburg’s beast has certainly changed something.

Be sure and check out the other infographics we have on Facebook! Because what’s better than wasting time of Facebook? Reading about Facebook! [Via]

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