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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Cyril Biluk
February 8th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

 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’.

Cyril Biluk
February 9th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

On second thought, I quit smoking too. 

February 13th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

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

Facebook App Developer
February 13th, 2012 at 7:49 am

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

May 26th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

yes, I agree

May 26th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Twitter and Facebook make my daugter forget to eat.


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