Abu Dhabi, A new study showed that excessive use of social media, in particular the spread of private images and silvio, is linked to increased selfishness in humans.
The writers warned that the results show that up to 20 percent of the population can develop with selfish attributes associated with overuse of visual social media, ie pictures and video.
The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Swansea English and Milan, the changes that followed 74 people in the ages of 18 and 34 years in 4 months.
They evaluated the study test through the use of social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapschat applications.
The researchers explained that those who use the means of communication too much, by publishing pictures and videos related to them, showed an increase in selfishness's qualities by 25 percent.
The study also found that those who use the media in the comments written mainly, as for Twitter mostly, did not show these changes.
They pointed out that the selfishness of the latter group could develop and that the increase in the publication of written comments meant an increase in the trend towards egoism.
However, the study also showed that only one person in the test agreed to use social media at a rate of 3 hours per day, while the majority of respondents used these methods on average 8 hours per day and for unrelated purposes.
The survey showed that 60 percent of respondents use Facebook for 25 percent with Instagram and 13 percent with Twitter, and as Snapshat.
It also showed that more than two thirds of respondents use these funds to publish images related to them. (Sky News Arabic)