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Exaggerating on Facebook is making you paranoid

Exaggerating on Facebook is making you paranoid
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If you've ever thought that some of your friends' Facebook posts might be a little (or more than a little) exaggerated, then you might be right. A new study paid for by another social networking site, Pencourage, revealed that many social media users feel ashamed of the lies they tell on social media.

In fact, exaggerating how great your life is on Facebook has created an entirely new psychological disorder. The disorder's name? Digital amnesia.

68% of all respondents to the survey claimed to "embellish, exaggerate or outright lie when documenting events on social media."

These lies, according to the study, can actually "rewrite" the memories that people have of certain events. The airbrushed future that people publish in social media actually becomes their reality.

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