Social media increasing stress levels   2010-11-29 19:42:30 FeedbackPrintRSS

CANBERRA, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Social media are causing people to become increasingly anxious, as users feel pressured to be constantly connected, a new survey conducted in Australia reported on Monday.

According to the Cenovis Chill Pill Survey released on Monday, 63 percent of respondents agreed that social media is contributing to stress levels.

About 37 percent of these people feel under pressure to be in constant contact, and 35 percent said there is an expectation to respond quickly to messages.

Thirteen percent of stressed users said they feel pressure to be humorous in writing status updates on social media, such as Facebook.

The survey was conducted by Galaxy research on behalf of sanofi- aventis Consumer Healthcare, interviewing 420 Australians over 18 years of age.

Editor: Yang Lina
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