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PR: Facebook is like cigarettes - just another addiction.

PR: Facebook is like cigarettes - just another addiction. | Dependence on Facebook | Scoop.it
French author calculates social networkers can lose more time to Facebook than to cigarettes.   June 25th 2012, Nantes, France  During the next 5 years, an average social networker will spend ...
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What Is Social Networking Addiction?

What Is Social Networking Addiction? | Dependence on Facebook | Scoop.it
Social networking addiction usually means excessive use of Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media -- to the point that it interferes with other aspects of daily life. Yet there is no agreement on whether this phenomenon constitutes a psychological disorder.
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It is an article which has been written by Leslie WALKER, a veteran journalist and educator with extensive knowledge of Web publishing and Internet technologies. She teaches multimedia journalism and social media at the University of Maryland.

Her goal in these pages is to demystify some of the jargon surrounding the "social media" explosion and to help people understand which trends matter most and why.

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Association between Facebook Dependence and Poor Sleep Quality: A Study in a Sample of Undergraduate Students in Peru

Association between Facebook Dependence and Poor Sleep Quality: A Study in a Sample of Undergraduate Students in Peru | Dependence on Facebook | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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This kind of networks might create dependency with several negative consequences in people’s life. The aim of this study was to assess potential association between Facebook dependence and poor sleep quality. This article is interesting. Indeed Internet is involved in many of the people’s routine activities, by facilitating information access and promoting communication; thus, it has been crucial in changes in social development.

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Why Is Facebook so Addictive? 21 Reasons For Facebook Addiction - TechAddiction

Why Is Facebook so Addictive? 21 Reasons For Facebook Addiction - TechAddiction | Dependence on Facebook | Scoop.it
Why is Facebook addictive? If you can't go a day without checking your Facebook account, here are the reasons why you may already be addicted.
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writte By Dr. Brent Conrad
Clinical Psychologist for TechAddiction

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Online Social Networking and Addiction—A Review of the Psychological Literature

Online Social Networking and Addiction—A Review of the Psychological Literature | Dependence on Facebook | Scoop.it
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It's an article which comes from  a reliable source because it is written by "International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health",  a review of the psychological literature.  It is very interesting.

 

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7 Telltale Signs of Facebook Addiction

7 Telltale Signs of Facebook Addiction | Dependence on Facebook | Scoop.it
Facebook has become so much a part of our life now that it’s so prevalent across the world. With close to a billion users out there, one can easily throw a stone and hit a Facebook user. The amount of time users engage in Facebook activities, like updating statuses, posting ... Continue reading »
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