Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tuesdays are for Trivia: Social media and relationships

Yes, social media is having a negative impact on many personal relationships!

I know that is not breaking news, but I was surprised at the number of relationships that come to an end -- not because of social media -- but via text message!

I'm going to go out on a limb and offer my very unprofessional opinion by saying any relationship that breaks up via text message wasn't much of a relationship to begin with.

According to my daily factoid from Trivia Hive, 39% of relationships end via text message! They cite Huffington Post and Texting in Sick: Smartphones, Texting and Social Media are Changing Our Relationships as their source.

Wow! Even as a teenager I would have said that breaking up by phone (there was no texting) was poor form. Breaking up by text would be about the same as passing a note in your seventh grade class. It's no surprise, though. Technology seems have brought out the immature junior high student in all of us. If you don't believe me, just check out the Twitter accounts of some of our politicians or scroll through your Facebook feed.

John <><


eViL pOp TaRt said...

Breaking up is hard; but the other person deserves a face-to-face statement. Hiding behind a text message is pretty cowardly.

Mike said...

I hate to break it to you this way but...