Posts Tagged ‘Joey Barton’

Friendships cut short on social media as people get ruder

April 12, 2013

Friendships cut short on social media as people get ruder, survey shows

April 11, 2013

LONDON, April 11 — Rudeness and throwing insults are cutting online friendships short with a survey yesterday showing people are getting ruder on social media and two in five users have ended contact after a virtual altercation.

As social media usage surges, the survey found so has incivility with 78 per cent of 2,698 people reporting an increase in rudeness online with people having no qualms about being less polite virtually than in person.

One in five people have reduced their face-to-face contact with someone they know in real life after an online run-in. (more…)