Social media has now been a prominate part of our lives for the past 15 years. But has it made our lives better? Well, according to a new Wall Street Journal poll, the majority of us aren’t so sure it has.
Here are some fresh stats about our ongoing relationship with social media:
1. Six in 10 Americans don’t trust Facebook to protect their personal information. And only 6% said they trust it “a lot” or “quite a bit.”
2. 57% of us think sites like Facebook and Twitter do more to divide our country than unite it.
3. 55% think social media helps spread lies and falsehoods more than educating us against misinformation. And 61% think it also helps spread unfair attacks and rumors.
4. And 82% of us admit social media is a huge TIME-WASTER in general.
But despite all of that, 69% of people in the poll said they still check social media at least once a day. Although 42% of us have tried to limit our social media use in the last two years.
For the complete story and more on the poll resutls go to NewsWeek.com HERE: