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Study shows how social media can trigger jealousy

Experts say one-third of people communicate less with their family members and friends because they can follow them on social media

With social media apps like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on the rise, many people’s social skills are decreasing.

According to a new study on studyfinds.com, about one-third of people communicate less with their family members and friends because they can follow them on social media.

Nearly 60% of those in the study viewed a friend as having a better life because of what they posted on social media while more than 60% of social media users feel worse after finding out someone “unfriended” them online.

A total of 54% of social media users feel upset when no one 'liked or commented’ on a picture they posted and nearly half were jealous when they saw a friend had more likes than they did.

Only 31% of users weren’t bothered by the number of likes they received on a post.

Another alarming fact is that the amount of information people are posting online can lead to dangerous situations.

Most importantly: Remember to have face-to-face conversations with those around you.

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