Social media has dominated the last 15 years of our life. But has it made our lives better? Well, according to a new “Wall Street Journal” poll, the majority of us aren’t sure it has.
Here are some fresh stats about our ongoing relationship with social media . . .
- Six in 10 Americans don’t trust Facebook to protect their
personal information. And only 6% said they trust it “a lot” or “quite a bit.”
- 57% of us think sites like Facebook and Twitter do more to divide our country than unite it.
- 55% think social media helps spread lies and falsehoods more than educate us against misinformation. And 61% think it also helps spread unfair attacks and rumors.
- And 82% of us admit social media is a huge TIME-WASTER in general.
But despite all that, 69% of people in the poll said they still check social media at least once a day. Although 42% of us have tried to limit our social media use in the last two years.