Bustle: Using Social Media To Cope With Stress Can Negatively Impact Your IRL Friendships, A New Study Says

Bustle: Using Social Media To Cope With Stress Can Negatively Impact Your IRL Friendships, A New Study Says. “You know the feeling: work is stressful, and so is planning that weekend trip, and remembering to pick up the laundry, and, let’s be honest, friends and relationships can be stressful, too. So you scroll through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram on a loop, on and on. (Maybe Tumblr is just me.) And while scrolling through social media might feel comforting in the moment, a new study suggests that the more stressed people are, the more they use social media in negative ways.”

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