There’s a growing body of evidence supporting the idea that your friends’ friends wield tremendous power over you without you even knowing it.
Social networks are the groups of real friends that we all share and interact with.
“Birds of a feather really DO flock together”
In the article, the negative effect of social networks is shown with obese people who tend to connect with other fat people on many levels of connection.
Emotions are the tools people use to connect with social network friends usually faster than in the real world where people tend to be more inhibited to expose themselves in person.
The phone works two ways though and the positive effects of your online friends may outweigh the negative impacts.
For example you can join people who have common goals and interests such as losing weight, staying fit and healthy, aging, raising kids or living abroad etc. Social networks can sometimes help you get extra motivated and less isolated.
What do you think ?
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