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30 Signs Of Social Media Addiction

30 Signs Of Social Media Addiction | Media Addiction | Scoop.it
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“Nah, I’m not a social media addict. I can control my level of activity anytime I want.”
This perhaps is one of the most common remarks we may get from our friends.

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Why I Quit Facebook: My Journey Into the Trap of Social Media Addiction - Benjamin Bubb Music

Why I Quit Facebook: My Journey Into the Trap of Social Media Addiction - Benjamin Bubb Music | Media Addiction | Scoop.it
One year ago, in the beginning of November 2012 I joined Facebook for the first time of my entire life! The purpose was for an Internet radio station I was a part of at the time, and I needed to […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
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I choose this article because he was able to identify the "trap" and make a decision to not conform. There was no deep revelation...he  just realized want purpose Facebook serve for him.

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Are We Addicted to Facebook, or Are We Just Addicted to Ourselves? - Huffington Post

Are We Addicted to Facebook, or Are We Just Addicted to Ourselves? - Huffington Post | Media Addiction | Scoop.it
Are We Addicted to Facebook, or Are We Just Addicted to Ourselves?
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Using Facebook, Twitter To Quit Smoking: How Social Media Helps You Overcome Addiction

Using Facebook, Twitter To Quit Smoking: How Social Media Helps You Overcome Addiction | Media Addiction | Scoop.it
Social media boosts self-efficacy and success rates among individuals trying to quit smoking, a new study suggests.

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I understand that this is an effective method, but this is trading one addiction for another in my option. During my research I have found that many people use social media as a tool to boost self esteem and  as quoted  in this article "boosts an individual’s self-efficacy and sense of accomplishment". Well, considering that sense of accomplishment would be dependent on your social media enviroment and the options of others this could be a henderence and a help. The key to kicking addiction is getting to the root cause of your issues...Facebook is ointment for cancer.

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