When you're standing in line at Starbucks and ready to hate on the guy ordering the half-caff triple macchiato with soy milk to the Twittersphere, well, it might just be time to put the phone down. Because chances are, your phone's enabling you to be a terrible person.
But really, a new study published in the Journal of Communication suggests that you're more likely to unleash 140 characters worth of negativity, personal anguish, complaints, narcissism, and other undesirable egocentric things if you're tweeting from your phone. Specifically, the study finds that tweets posted from mobile devices are 25% more negative than those posted via your computer, according to a report by TIME.
You know who you are. Ever whipped out your phone while stuck on your city's awful public transportation system to tell the authorities -- and everyone else -- how you really feel about being late to work? Or what about that time you publicly shamed a restaurant or airline while you were still seething with anger after a bad experience? Everyone knows social media is where you go to publicly vent, but the study also finds that the tweets you post from your phone are also more egocentric.