Social Media

It's a cut throat virtual world out there these days. A new survey shows that social media users aren't experiencing the nicest online environment.

FOX News Radio's Steve Rappoport explains:

Social media sites are great for making new friends and re-connecting with old ones, but the technology has a nasty side effect.

Nearly 80% percent of users experiencing a rise in online rudeness according to a survey from the Utah-based firm VitalSmarts.

It's so bad, two-in-five broke contact with someone after a virtual dispute, while one-in-five spent less time with someone they know in real life.

VitalSmarts co-chairman Joseph Grenny says the convenience of social media fuels a compulsion to resolve emotions right away instead of cooling off.

Steve Rappoport, FOX News Radio.