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How does Facebook Affect You and Your Relationships? [Infographic]

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Are you curious about the affect Facebook may have on you and your relationships? Find out interesting tidbits such as which gender makes up the higher percentage of the user base, the percentages for changes to various relationship statuses, the affect on health and personality, and more with this handy infographic.

You can view the entire graphic using the link below (clicking on the infographic at the website will display a full size version).

Does Facebook Hurt Relationships? [INFOGRAPHIC] [via Geeks are Sexy]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 06/10/11

Comments (11)

  1. Hatryst

    Relations? Facebook? Ah, its an old story…

  2. dima

    what kind of book is this? I don’t remember reading it…

  3. tommy2rs

    If you’re dumb enough to use Facebook, you deserve everything you get.

  4. albert

    not as dumb as you stupic

  5. atkinme

    Facebook is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, to use an old phrase. Aside from information gathering and hacking issues, who has time to spend on quasi friends and strangers in cyberspace? Facebook appeals primarily to the self-absorbed, period. Broadcasting/exposing what you like, whom you like, where you go and what you do every minute of the day is time-wasting, dull fodder on the whole. I agree with tommy2rs that if you use Facebook, you deserve what you get.

  6. Annoyed


    …And if you haven’t heard about their latest scam then take note!

    Facebook has been using face recognition software of everyone with a picture on their service practically since the inception of Facebook. That may be all well and good but they’ve been keeping that data too (just like Google does with searches). That’s just a little beyond creepy if you ask me. So die Facebook. DIE!

  7. Ivydapple

    Argh, I hate Facebook with a passion. DX< I hate how obsessed everyone is with it!

  8. RT

    Facebook is a tool that one can obssess on, one can waste time on. It is also handy for groups of friends or relatives to keep up with each other on. If you want to publicly post your personal life, if you want to tell and show the world that you’re a jerk, no problem. If you want to privately share things with people close to you, you can do that too.

    I normally spend about a minute per day on it (checking updates). I’ve only been using it a short time, knowing that like it or not, I need to use it. Some companies now do customer support through it, give out coupons, etc. Some colleges now use it as a mandatory tool for some issues.

  9. JP

    omg to atkinme….I COMPLETELY agree to be frank i think its absurd and an absolute waste of time. I miss the old days when people called each other. I think in this day in age people are less social. Its completely fake. People can create an image they want you to see and when you meet them you never get to know the real person. In my opinion i think it is bad mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. I deleted my facebook and i have learned so much about myself and everyone i talk to seems to think the same thing- that facebook is horrible but go along with it because everyone else is. Since I deleted my facebook I realized how many real friends I have not 2,000 but a few close 6 friends whom even if I am not on facebook I still hear frm them and not via TEXTING but actual conversations- not surface conversations but they literally know everything about me the everyday things- the really exciting moments and the really horrible ones. Those are the friends that I want to have. They love me for me, flaws and all. In my eyes those relationships are overflowing with substance and fullfill me not on a superficial level, but help me growth.

  10. JP


  11. JP

    and on another note I don’t count a poke or a like or a comment as having a friendship or especially a relationship. Not to get toooo mushy but (i noe jp sounds like a guy but im a girl) if a man wants to keep me it takes more then just a poke or comment to make me happy and i definitely think in a relationship or friendship no one should settle for virtual affection

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