A University of Missouri School of Journalism doctoral student has found that active Twitter users are a lot more likely to have run-ins with their romantic partners and that this can lead to breaking up and cheating.
Russell Clayton surveyed 581 Twitter users of all ages and asked a bunch of questions, including how often they log in to Twitter and how often they have arguments with their current or former partners regarding too much Twitter use.
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The study followed a study by Clayton that found heavy Facebook use correlated with relationship conflict, though it was most pronounced among relationships of 3 or fewer years in length. The Twitter findngs showed conflict among users regardless of their relationship length.
Clayton's study, "The Third Wheel: The Impact of Twitter Use on Relationship Infidelity and Divorce," was published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.
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