6 reasons why Americans are giving up social media

FILE - In this May 21, 2013 file photo, a view of an iPhone in Washington showing the Twitter app, right, among others. Think of it as tweeting for dollars. The social media service Twitter on Tuesday introduced a feature that enables political candidates and advocacy groups to raise money directly via its mobile application, making it quicker and easier to harvest small donations from followers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Tampa, FL (WFLA) — 2017 is nearly two weeks old. How’s your New Year’s resolution holding up?

According to the social media company Treem, the majority of Americans (51.9%) considered dropping out from social media in 2017.

The top reasons, according to a poll of 1,000 Americans, include:

1. Fake news
2. Avoiding arguments about Trump
3. Avoiding work colleagues’ desire to connect socially
4. Wanting to avoid parents from connecting
5. Hiding sexual orientation
6. Having more than one romantic partner

Of those people who resolved to be more active on social media, the top reasons given are to become a social-media influencer, followed by looking smart.

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