How to Cure Facebook Addiction

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The overuse of Facebook among today’s society has allocated a new kind of virtual existence to people of all ages. Increasing research on social media's effects on human interaction has revealed the development of antisocial behavior, narcissism and a slew of other character flaws and negative by-products. Facebook is one of the most popular social media sites and believed to be a cause of venue for social media addiction. Facebook implants the seed of an obsessive- compulsive behavior that leads to over thinking every status update and how many people liked it. Facebook has also been known to cause problems in relationships leading to secrets and jealousy. There’s good and bad in everything. If we use Facebook for the good (networking, motivating, staying in contact with friends and family) of instead of the bad, (lurking, over posting, obsessing over likes and comments) then Facebook would beneficial to all of its users. Together we can beat the addiction of Facebook! Facebook is one of the most popular social media sites and believed to be a cause of venue for social media addiction. A habit is not without negative effects as well. Feeling a compulsion to use Facebook, becoming restless without it and being unable to cut down on how often you use it can stop you from doing more fulfilling activities. There was a point when I intentionally limited myself to use Facebook once a day, only to check for messages from friends or for updates on future events. I maintained it for a while, but it was a conscious effort. Now I’ve found myself getting back into the habit of scrolling down the News Feed, wasting my time looking into other people’s lives and gaining nothing positive from it. This time could be better ... ... middle of paper ... ... References * Williams, Ray B. June 13, 2013. Do Facebook and Other Social Media Encourage Narcissism? Psychologytoday.com. * Panek. February 1, 2013. psychcentral.com Facebook leading to narcissistic behavior • Merzenich, Marghi. July 12, 2013. 3 Ways Facebook is Like A Drug That Can Permanently Change Your Brain. Postscience.com. • Erik Fransen June 13, 2013 • naturalworldnews,com overuse of Facebook leads to memory loss) * Houghton, David. August 10, 2013. Study: Posting Facebook Photos Negatively Impacts Real-Life Relationships. Wasington.cbslocal.com * Adona, Neil. June 14, 2013. How to Cure Facebook Addiction. Facebook.com • Farah. February 23, 2012. Some Positive Aspects of Using Facebook.Farah.ExpertsColumn.com. • Dr. Russell Clayton 2012. Cosmopolitan.com Facebook bad for relationships • Dilney Goncaleves 2011. Psychology.com
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