The Third Wheel: The Impact of Twitter Use on Relationship Infidelity and Divorce

  title={The Third Wheel: The Impact of Twitter Use on Relationship Infidelity and Divorce},
  author={Russell B. Clayton},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  volume={17 7},
  • Russell B. Clayton
  • Published 3 July 2014
  • Psychology
  • Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking
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