Are you one of them who spend more time on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter? Children who spend a lot of time on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are less happy with their appearance and they are more likely to quarrel with their parents, show results of a survey. The survey involving 3,500 children between ages 10-15 found that of those who use social media for more than three hours a night, only 53 percent were happy with their looks compared with 82 percent who never use such sites. The survey, was conducted by Essex University in Britain over several years, also found that heavy users of social media are also more likely to argue with their parents. Also Read - How to hide likes on Instagram, Facebook if you don't want social media validationAlso Read - Happy Friendship Day 2021: How to send Friendship Day wishes Stickers on WhatsApp
Some 44 percent who are online for more than three hours said that they quarrelled with their mother more than once a week. Light and non-users of social networks are half as likely to argue with their mothers. Truancy rates are also higher for heavy users (14 percent) than light users (six percent), the report added. The survey, however, showed that aspiration to go to a university is marginally higher among social media users as compared to those who avoid social networks.
A Facebook study also reveals that dog lovers make more connections online and on an average have 26 more Facebook friends than cat lovers, that confirms long-held stereotypes about dog people vs cat people. Stereotypically, dogs are more social and easy-going, while cats are reserved, independent, and unpredictable. The new study confirms that some of these characteristics get reflected in the people who adore them. ALSO READ: Facebook study says more than 50 percent buyers opt for brands they can message
The findings are based on data from a sample of about 160,000 people who shared photos of cats or dogs (or both) on Facebook. The data scientists at Facebook also found that cat people are more likely to be single than dog people (based on their profile relationship status). About 30 percent of cat people are single, compared to just 24 percent of dog people. Specifically, cat people are 2.2 times more likely to befriend other cat people when compared to randomly chosen friends from the general population. Dog people befriend 1.8 times as many dog people as random.
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