Source | Globalgrind
According to newly released research by the University of Birmingham U.K., overloading others with selfies via social media feeds can dramatically affect real world relationships. Well this is only if those others aren’t your friends and family.
The findings further state persons close to you outside of the tech realm (IE: friends and family) don’t mind your overwhelming selfies because, they love you. However outsiders dislike your over-excessive selfie sharing so much so that it makes them like you less.
These persons may include ex-boyfriends/girlfriends, timeline stalkers, and lurking bosses and co-workers. No wonder Taylor Swift only croons about her ex lovers instead of posting random self photos.
Additional noteworthy observations from the study correlate having intimacy issues with your excessive love of selfies. But don’t get scared and stop snapping Rihanna, because (according to the researchers) its not exactly what you think it is.
Despite the study claiming that friends and family have no issues with selfies, increased posting can lead to a decrease in intimacy levels among both groups, in terms of how much they’d rely on your opinion, support or help in general and this is likely because they think you’re all about self.
So what do the Brit researchers want our proclaimed selfie Kings; Fabulous, Wiz Khalifa, and Justin Bieber and self loving Queens; Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and of course, The Kardashians, take away from this study? Oh and non-celebs too:
“We think people should use social network sites … and enjoy the benefits they bring, because after all they are fun, or we wouldn’t be using them. But just be careful about what [you] are sharing,”
“Think twice, post once.”
What do you think?
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