Showing off to friends on Facebook might lead to losing friends outside of the social media site

FacebookDid you know that posting photos on Facebook can affect real-life relationships?

According to a new study from three British universities, frequent photo uploads on Facebook can damage real-life relationships.

The University of Birmingham, the University West of England, and the University of Edinburgh all pitched in to study the effects of frequently sharing images on Facebook.

“Increased frequency of sharing photographs of the self, regardless of the type of target sharing the photographs, is related to a decrease in intimacy,” said the report, which is called Tagger’s Delight.

The report also touched on Facebook brand pages and the subscribers who post on them. “While benefiting brand awareness and critical mass of a Facebook fan page for a brand, organization or cause, sharing photographs may be harmful to those asked to participate.”

For more on the report, please visit CNET.

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Posted on by David Castillo in Facebook, News

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