Infographic Explores Social Media’s Influence On Infidelity

By Megan O'Neill 

There are many factors that can lead to a divorce or breakup (sorry to be a Debbie Downer), and it looks like social media is on the rise as one of these factors.  A surprising (and maybe a little depressing) new infographic from Total Divorce takes a look at social media’s influence on infidelity and provides tips on how to avoid a social network divorce of your own.

According to the infographic, “Social Cheating,” 81 percent of members from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reported using or confronting information pulled from Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and various other social networking sites.  Facebook was turned to most, providing 66 percent of social media evidence in divorce trials.

Among the top Facebook evidence used in divorce court are messages to members of the opposite sex that are deemed inappropriate, Facebook friends reporting promiscuous activity, and spouses viciously attacking one another via Facebook comments.

Check out the full infographic below for more stats and advice on how to protect yourself during a divorce and how to avoid a social network divorce.  Do you know anyone who has gone through a breakup or divorce because of something that was posted on Facebook?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.