Focus at Four: New study says smartphones, social media don't negatively impact social lives

A researcher at the University of Missouri at Columbia says your smartphone isn't making you unhappy or disconnected.

Michael Kearney used data sets to detemine the following:

"We didn't find support for the common assumption that using social media causes you to have fewer face-to-face social interactions and as a result, less social well-being," said Kearney on First News at Four.

Furthermore, Kearney mentions that each technological advancement in communication over the years has brought the same fears, and time after time, society has, well, survived and adapted.

For more from Kearney on his findings, see the video player above. For more on Kearney's career, see the Related Links.