How Social Media Will Kill You This Week

Weird news happens every day. Amazing animals save lives, dumb criminals can’t even rob a baby, and towns that enact laws that contradict themselves. The bizarre is what makes us human.

I want to start gathering the freakish and terrible social media news of each week into a single place. A gallery of the horrors and oddities.

So, let’s start this off right. Think social media is safe and fun? Of course it isn’t.  Here’s how social media will kill you:

“We can call out bad tweets, chastise their authors and holding them to a better standard, but if we jailed everyone who tweeted something negative, ever, then what would be the point?”

“Psychological stress causes asthma attacks, and seeing an ex-girlfriend’s activity on Facebook qualifies as a type of trigger,according to a case study published in the Lancet medical journal.”

“In fact,the report found that students with the lowest grades just so happen to be the ones who spend the most time on Facebook and similar social networks. Teachers say obsession over social networking hurts attention spans and concentration while consuming time otherwise spent doing homework.”

Terrified yet? Did I miss something? Is LinkedIn coming to get you? I want to see all the horrors of social media.

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2 Responses to “How Social Media Will Kill You This Week”

  1. George November 26, 2010 at 6:27 pm #

    You have links to Facebook and Twitter on your page. You ARE the problem.

    • Jay November 26, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

      There’s a problem?