Social Media Addiction

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In 1970, the president of the digital equipment corporation said, “ There will never come a time when a person need a computer in their home.” Yet today, almost everyone have a computer in their house whether it a smartphone, tablet, smart TV, etc. However, with the invention of computers it also slowly came with the invention of social media. First ever social media came out in 1997 called Six Degrees, which didn’t last long. After that more and now social media websites came out like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. But, with all these social media websites coming out it have change the way people are in our society very much. Social media have changed society by way the we think and behave which related to American Identity by the concept of culture. One way social media affect society is that people have become addicted to it. Having a social media account is very common in today's society. It can go from just having one social media account to having multiple. People have use these accounts as a way of communicating with people or showing others what they are doing with their lives. Even though this is what social media is mainly for people have become addicted to them. A review study from Nottingham Trent University looked back over earlier research on the psychological characteristics, personality and social media use. The authors conclude that “it may be plausible to speak specifically of ‘Facebook Addiction Disorder’…because addiction criteria, such as

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