A study was conducted by University of Winchester researchers involving ten Facebook and ten Twitter addicts. These self-confessed addicts were asked to stop using their Facebook or Twitter accounts for one full
According to Larry Rosen, psychology professor at California State University and auther of “iDisorder,” people who want to give up social media end up being anxious and being unable to do so. Specifically, these people are “afraid they’ll miss out on
An Internet addict is typically depicted as a geeky young man or teen who spends countless hours in front of the computer, playing an online game. In reality, however, the profile of those who are addicted to the Internet is more diverse. Even young women may be at risk, especially since many of them use social networks such as
Twitter or Facebook is more appealing than cigarettes or sex for those who are engrossed in the lifestyle of the Internet age, at least according to one study conducted in Germany.
The survey, sponsored by the Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago, was one week long and concluded that social media posts, such as comments, pictures and tweets, are more tempting than cigarettes and sex.
Respondents age vary from 18 to 85 years old, and used smart phones to keep researchers up to …
A Facebook addiction test has finally been developed and published by researchers at the University of Bergen, in the journal Psychological Reports.
The Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale, created by Psychology Professor Cecilia Schou Andreassen based on research with 423 students, deems a user addicted to Facebook if they answer “often” or “always” four or more times to six questions which must be answered with “very rarely”, “rarely”, “sometimes”, “often”, and …