Is Mobile Social Media Bad For You (And Your Phone)? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 47 percent of people who use social media do so on their mobile phones?

With billions of users across platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, this connectivity comes at a cost. While monthly fees are dropping, mobile data usage is expected to grow twenty-fold by 2017 – and somebody has to pick up the check. And for the really addicted, constant use of social media apps and websites on their phone can pose a number of risks to mental and physical health.

And as for the phone itself? If you fail to take the necessary precautions, social apps that run continuously in the background can make a huge impact on your battery level – not to mention your personal privacy.

(Source: LiGo. Social media image via Shutterstock.)