Mean People More Likely to Be Social Media Addicts

A guy I knew from high school recently celebrated his release from Facebook jail in a sadly predictable way. He led with a "warning" post that he was going to let loose, and he wasn't lying. An unhinged string of obscenity-laced political and racial posts soon followed (with no shortage of ALL CAPS yelling, naturally).

Needless to say, I bypassed Unfollow and went straight to Unfriend. Sadly, that's not rare on social media and now there's science to back it up.

Cal State Fullerton and Michigan State researchers tracked Facebook and Snapchat activity of nearly 500 college students. The study concluded those most addicted to social media were also most likely to be aggressive cyberbullies who use those and other platforms to "seek rewards from being cruel."

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