Hidden Benefits of Social Media

Like it or not, social media is here to stay. And it actually isn’t all bad. You’ve heard the negatives, but here are a few of the positives brought on by social media:

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1. Social Media Makes Relationships Better, Not Worse

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According to a reportconducted last year by the nonprofit child advocacy group Common Sense Media, more than half (52%) of teens said social media has made their relationships better versus just 4% who said it has negatively affected those relationships. While we all have a few Facebook friends that rant openly about politics and complain endlessly about their kids or significant other, thus causing us to see them in a new and annoying light, the trend seems to show that those that are connected via social media outlets tend to feel a close, positive relationship.