Social-networking giant Facebook has evolved into a breeding ground for personal spats among college couples who closely watch how their partners interact with friends, according to a recent study.

Researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, documented the suspicions that arise among men and women when they track each other's Facebook communications, showing that the web site -- despite the newfound prevalence of university public relations and college course groups -- is foremost a central part of many students' social lives.

Alice Connors-Kellgren reportedly was surprised, for example, by her boyfriend's new Facebook profile picture a few weeks ago: He was kissing...

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