Overdosing On Social Networks? http://bit.ly/YfKHkm How Do You Know When You’re Overdosing On Social Networks?
ocial networks are captivating – there’s no doubt.
But an unforeseen (or potentially foreseen, but ignored) consequence is addiction. Social networks have been so good at “helping” us, but now they’re hindering us. From what you might ask? Well, ask your friends, family, parents, even children what they think ... ... and although it is often joked about, it isn’t a joking matter.
The 10 Types of Social Media Addicts http://on.mash.to/TGwa2j The 10 Types of Social Media Addicts [INFOGRAPHIC]
Social media addiction: a disease likely affecting millions, but one that’s hard to track because it comes in many forms. The afflicted may reveal themselves as serial likers. They may have push notifications set for the most minor of social media updates. They may self-identify as “mavens,” “gurus” or “ninjas.”
But regardless of their appearance, they do walk among us. Of that we can be sure.
Internet addiction is real, German researchers say http://wapo.st/Qui2Gb Internet addiction is real, German researchers say. The team at Bonn interviewed 843 people and found 132 revealed “problematic behaviour” in how they handle the internet.
In what might come as a surprise, to those who assume men are more prone to becoming web-obsessed, the variation perhaps linked to internet addiction appeared to occur more frequently in women. ”The sex-specific genetic finding may result from a specific subgroup of internet dependency, such as the use of social networks,” Dr Montag suggested.
Internet Addiction Guide http://psychcentral.com/netaddiction/ Internet Addiction Guide
What "Internet addiction disorder" (IAD) is still difficult to define at this time. Much of the original research was based upon the weakest type of research methodology, namely exploratory surveys with no clear hypothesis or rationale backing them. Coming from an atheoretical approach has some benefits, but also is not typically recognized as being a strong way to approach a new disorder. More recent research has expanded upon the original surveys and anecdotal case study reports.
However, as I will illustrate below later, even these studies don't support the conclusions the authors claim.
Is Internet addiction real? http://www.apa.org/monitor/apr00/addiction.aspx Is Internet addiction real?
If you believe what you read, "Internet addiction" is about to make us a nation of derelicts. Men drooling over online pornography, women abandoning their husbands for chat-room lovers and people losing their life savings on gambling Web sites are just a few of the stories peddled in today's press.
Self-Help: Computer Addiction http://www.utdallas.edu/counseling/computeraddiction/ Self-Help: Computer Addiction
Some people develop bad habits in their computer use that cause them significant problems in their lives. The types of behavior and negative consequences are similar to those of known addictive disorders; therefore, the term Computer or Internet Addiction has come into use.
While anyone who uses a computer could be vulnerable, those people who are lonely, shy, easily bored, or suffering from another addiction or impulse control disorder are especially vulnerable to computer abuse.
Balancing Your Internet Use http://bit.ly/mv04hK Balancing Your Internet Use
We spend a lot of time on our computers while at work, but what about at home? The Internet has provided communication tools that have opened a new domain in social interaction. It is now possible to publish personal thoughts or ideas from the privacy of your own home, to a vast audience of hundreds or even thousands of individuals.
If you are concerned about how much you use the Internet, consider these suggestions (3)...
Internet Addiction : force 5 min break every 25 or .. http://focusboosterapp.com/ Internet Addiction : force 5 min break every 25
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Technology addicts offered treatment http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8576392.stm Technology addicts offered treatment
Technology addicts can now seek treatment at a London hospital which has launched bespoke treatment for those diagnosed with the condition.
The programme is designed for young people who spend large amounts of time each day playing computer games or using social network websites.
The Hierarchy of Digital Distractions http://bit.ly/8b9TJn The Hierarchy of Digital Distractions
Showing why, with all the web 2.0 distractions, ... we might never get any real work done ;-)
Internet Addiction ... Chronic Childhood Disease http://mashable.com/2009/10/05/internet-addiction/ Doctor: Internet Addiction Could Become a Chronic Childhood Disease
In August 2008 we reported that reSTART, a rehab center for Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD), was the first facility of its kind to treat the controversial diagnosis in the US.
The disorder has yet to be officially recognized, but specific symptoms have been outlined, and it’s a subject matter that continues to undergo evaluation.
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Internet Addiction Disorder http://allpsych.com/journal/internetaddiction.html Internet Addiction Disorder
So far addictions have mainly focused on highs that are produced from the use of drugs or other external forces that affect the brain? chemical responses. However it has recently been brought to the public? attention that an individual can receive a similar kind of ?igh?from using the Internet. This malady has been termed Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD).