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Karie & Chuck: Do you need a break from social media?

Social media is one of the most prevalent forms of communication today, but is that a bad thing?

According to CNN, a majority of people plan to use Facebook about the same amount in 2013 when compared to 2012, about 61 percent of users said they have taken a hiatus from the social site in the past year.

Most of them don't delete their profiles, but had various reasons for not logging on.

Among the comments from those who took Facebook breaks: "I was tired of stupid comments." ... "(I had) crazy friends. I did not want to be contacted." ... "I took a break when it got boring." ... "It was not getting me anywhere." ... "You get burned out on it after a while." ... "I gave it up for Lent." ... "People were (posting) what they had for dinner." ... "I didn't like being monitored." ... "I got harassed by someone from my past who looked me up."... "It caused problems in my (romantic) relationship."

What do you think? Do you feel like you need a break from social media? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments.

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Karie & Chuck is a fast-paced, frank and funny show built around conversations on current events and the biggest news stories of the day. It features local and national news stories, political issues, pop culture and entertainment along with regular interviews with newsmakers.

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