Via Vancouver Courier Newspaper

Social media can be a blessing and a curse for a lot of people. It can keep you in the loop but also create “noise” in your life. By “noise” I mean the sometimes superficial (and frequent) post by others on your Facebook or Twitter that literally takes you through someone’s day. From what they ate for breakfast to random thoughts we would usually keep to ourselves are all posted for you to see. It can also sometimes be classified as TMI (too much information).

Researchers asked 199 participants to track their communication with friends via social media. Turns out, those who posted frequent superficial disclosures were rated less liked by their friends. Their friends also reported they are less likely to help friends who superficially disclose.