Twitter and Facebook may be more addictive than alcohol or cigarettes

Social Media Addiction

Has Western culture grown too attached to their social networks? It’s possible, according to a recent study led by Wilhelm Hofmann at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

While the nuts and bolts of the study were far from a compelling, comprehensive bit of scientific research (205 adults were put into a heavily-weighted situation and were told to describe their “conflicts” via text) it is apparent just looking at how we go about our lives on a daily basis that many of us are indeed addicted.

This video by SourceFed gives us the details of the study.

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Written by Scarlett Madison

+Scarlett Madison is a mom and a friend. She blogs for a living at Social News Watch but really prefers to read more than write. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cyril-Biluk/100002300875652 Cyril Biluk

     On the bright side, Facebook is not that addictive in my opinion. On the bad side, I have decided to keep smoking instead of checking my ‘Wall’.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cyril-Biluk/100002300875652 Cyril Biluk

      On second thought, I quit smoking too. 

      • http://www.videoconverterfactory.com/dvd-ripper/ Terrycart

         That is a good choice, anyway, You can still keep your facebook, just don’t spend too much time.

  • http://www.carrotmedia.com/ Facebook App Developer

    True that, my girlfriend is also lately very reluctant on this matter :)

  • Nurul

    yes, I agree

  • Nurul

    Twitter and Facebook make my daugter forget to eat.