Over the last few years there have been quite a few things blamed on the social media epidemic, but I never thought this would be one of them.

A new survey has found that 66% of people between the age of 16 and 24 say alcohol is not an important part of their social life. One in three of those surveyed say it's because it affects their reputation on social media.

Aside from the fact that drinking can be expensive, can contribute to unwanted weight gain, and unpleasant hangovers; maintaining an image of health online is the last motivating factor I expected for less drinking.

In this new age of being connected 24/7 it's safe to assume that everyone from potential mates to potential employers are checking out profiles online before agreeing to meet with us. So it makes sense that more of us are being careful to maintain a positive online persona.

And if you happen to actually live the healthier lifestyle you tweet about, that's great too!