Social networks--are they good for your health? The era of Facebook and Twitter.

@article{Rajani2011SocialNT,
  title={Social networks--are they good for your health? The era of Facebook and Twitter.},
  author={Ronak Rajani and Dene S. Berman and Adrian R{\'o}żański},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={2011},
  volume={104 9},
  pages={
          819-20
        }
}
Sir, Since its introduction in 2005, the social networking web site Facebook has grown at an unprecedented rate, to over 500 million active users. This and other networking web sites (e.g. Twitter and MySpace) have heralded a new era in how individuals socially interact. Indeed, in 2010 alone there were two major film productions (‘The Social Network’ and ‘Catfish’) highlighting the ever-growing fascination and popularity of social networking. However, despite the now ubiquitous use of social… CONTINUE READING

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