Women Who Tweet and Share Photos Are Less Stressed, Pew Study Finds

January 15, 2015 3:06 PM

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Women Who Tweet and Share Photos Are Less Stressed, Pew Study Finds

Surfing the Web and checking in on social media does not stress people out, a new study from the Pew Research Center shows. In fact, women who regularly tweet, email and post photos on their mobile devices are 21% less stressed, the study of 1,801 adults reveals.

“When we were going into this, we thought we were going to add empirical evidence” to the long-held assumption that heavy use of the Internet and social media create time pressures that stress people out, said Lee Rainie, director of Pew Internet. “What we found was a big surprise: The use of techno...

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