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Is Social Media Destroying Real World Relationships?

There’s no doubt social media enables us to organize our real-world relationships, and even meet new people outside the digital realm — both of which can be great, life-enhancing things.

But could social networking have an adverse effect on our quality of life?

Take a look at these astonishing facts and stats about social media on Mashable.

The online education portal Schools.com recently culled findings from a variety of media and research outlets to create the infographic below, which details the positive and negative ways social media impacts real world relationships. Check it out below for the fuller picture.

Facebook Highlighting: Be Aware!

"Don’t be a victim of Over-Highlighting" — Sharpie

Remember when Facebook changed it’s layout to the new timeline? Yes, that was just a few months ago and everyone complained about it, well guess what, it’s time to complain again. One of the newest features includes highlighting a great picture with your friends, an event you attended or an article you thought was very important. Now, before you get highlight happy, think twice before you do it.

A recent article posted on Social Media Today stated, Facebook is currently testing he idea of charing $2 to highlight a post on your timeline. What do you think about highlighting posts now? Would you do it? If you’re a brand, we would like to find out if it’s worth advertising money to use this feature.