Facebook Addiction

1694 Words Jun 11th, 2010 7 Pages
Facebook Addiction

The newest social networking site, Facebook has opened up an exciting online world that has enabled millions of people around the world to connect with each other. Facebook provides its members a way to make new friends, keep in touch with current friends, and find old friends and family anywhere in the world without ever having to leave their home. Since its introduction to the public in 2005 Facebook has experienced phenomenal growth and has become the world’s most popular social networking site, far surpassing that of the previous favorites MySpace and Twitter.

Facebook is an amazing site that provides an exciting and stimulating entertainment for its members 24 hours a day. People find themselves spending
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Studies done by UCLA, Stanford University School of Medicine, University of California, and the Betty Ford Clinic agree on the most common signs that indicate you might be spending too much time networking on Facebook (Devine).

If you stay up all night on Facebook several times a week posting to friends, seeking out new friends or playing online games, you may have Facebook Addiction Disorder. If you spend long periods more than once a day on Facebook checking to see what has changed since you last checked just an hour ago, you may have Facebook Addiction Disorder. If you have become obsessed with keeping track of people that you have reconnected with or have just connected with you may have Facebook Addiction Disorder as well as a bit of a stalker personality. After you arrive at work, you do not have time to work because you are busy checking out your Facebook page for new postings. The thought of going a day without being on Facebook causes you stress and anxiety because you just know that you will miss something important if you do not check in. If you post constantly while you are home, driving, at work, or during any other activities about what you are doing at that particular moment, you might have Facebook Addiction Disorder (Cohen)

An example of being addicted to Facebook is in an interview given to a
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