A new British survey found that 50 percent of respondents said social media has made it harder for them to make friends “in real life.” Researchers say social media has made many people more reluctant to go out and meet new people. And 60 percent said they don’t connect with the friends they do have as frequently because of the “social” network.
Some other results showed:
- 55% believe social media has made their relationships “more superficial.”
- Only 23% say their “friends” on social media are real friends.
- 33% say they wish they had more close friends than they currently have.