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Internet addiction disorder - causes, DSM, functioning, therapy, drug, person, people, used

Internet addiction disorder - causes, DSM, functioning, therapy, drug, person, people, used | people today hide behind their technology | Scoop.it

People who have Internet addictions disorders have a couple different stereotypes one main one that hit home was being social awkward. The availability of computers and access to the Internet has increased which makes us americans have a easier time to jump on the computer and talk to random people and be comfortable with that, but then in real interaction like face-to-face they act awkward and are more nervous. This is not a good quality to have and it is starting to happen now with all different ages, social classes, and races. 


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How Does Technology Affect Kids’ Friendships? - NYTimes.com

How Does Technology Affect Kids’ Friendships? - NYTimes.com | people today hide behind their technology | Scoop.it

Todays youth is missing out on experiences that help you develop certain qualities one having empathy, reading social cues like facial expression and body languages. That is no good and it only seems to be getting worst. One thing from this that had me thinking was how people now a day don't do things they should do in person they would rather do it over Facebook and whatnot. For an example saying happy birthday to someone close to you such as a family member or best friend, we would rather post it on their facebook wall and I think this is not right. We over use these social networks and use them for anything and everything that we can. Its becoming twisted what their actually for, we start to lack social skills because were so comfortable talking online rather then in person.


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How Facebook Makes Us Unhappy

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No one joins Facebook to be sad and lonely. But a new study from the University of Michigan psychologist Ethan Kross argues that that’s exactly how it makes us feel. Over two weeks, Kross and his colleagues sent text messages to eighty-two Ann Arbor residents five times per day. The researchers wanted to know a few things: how their subjects felt overall, how worried and lonely they were, how much they had used Facebook, and how often they had had direct interaction with others since the previous text message. Kross found that the more people used Facebook in the time between the two texts, the less happy they felt

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Social Network Addiction - A disorder on the rise | Brain Blogger

Social Network Addiction - A disorder on the rise | Brain Blogger | people today hide behind their technology | Scoop.it

Social networking had changed the ways we interact with one another enormously ! The amount of time we spend on facebook a day is sickening so of that time, how much of that is devoted to talking to people on there that we wouldn't in person. And whats really sad is when we are actually with our friends and people we talk to, is the amount of time we spend going on Facebook on our phones. Even at social gathering with our families we do this, it is terrible.


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Amy Betts's comment, April 16, 2013 8:03 PM
An interesting analysis of social network addiction and how it compares to other addictions.
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Why is researching the reasoning behind a lack of communication important?

The topic of "How have users of social networking been impacted in their face-to-face interactions" has a negative affect in many lives. Today's youth has been missing out on a lot of face-to-face interaction experience. Back when their was no Facebook or Myspace people would talk in person and that was one of the only ways other then over the phone. This has changed so much now, we now have no experiences that help us develop certain qualities that we should have such as our social skills. We also don't read social cues like facial expressions or body languages reading something over a screen. I learned that a lot more more people then I thought have been lacking social communication skills, it is more then just the youth. It is everyone all ages, social groups, and all races. It allow people to be whoever they want to be online when their chatting with someone and when they meet that person in person they actually see the real them. Its becoming twisted and when your online it causes you to talk to people you never would in person, and this makes people so comfortable talking to others online that when their placed in reality they feel awkward and don't exactly know how to handle it. Their used to sitting behind their computer screens chatting, social networking has proven that we lack face-to-face interactions.


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One in Four Teens Use a Cellphone to Get Online

One in Four Teens Use a Cellphone to Get Online | people today hide behind their technology | Scoop.it

"Teens have been the most voracious online users for years. What's changed in the past year is that they’re increasingly accessing the Internet on the go (thank Apple for that). A Pew Research Center study, Teens and Technology 2013, found that while cellphone ownership has held steady, 37 percent of kids 12-17 owned a smartphone in 2012, up from 23 percent the year before. Moreover, one fourth of teens use the cell as their primary way of accessing the Internet, and among smartphone owners, that figure rises to 50 percent. (Only 15 percent of adults can say the same.) No wonder that, with smartphones allowing Internet access along with talking and texting, kids more than ever always seem to be on the phone." | by Lucia Moses


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