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Telling friends about negative events on social media can make you feel WORSE

Many of us take to Twitter and Facebook to share our excitement when we have good news.

But bad news is different. Whether it be a break up, job loss or illness, a phone call is still our preferred choice of communication.

Now a recent study has found, despite the popularity of social media, we still deliberately choose traditional forms of communication when our news will have a negative impact.

 

This could be down to the fact that sharing bad news on social media makes us feel worse, while sharing good news gives us a high as it makes the event feel more 'real'.

The study, conducted by the researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, involved looking at the sharing habits of 300 undergraduate students at the university.

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