The Science Behind Becoming A Facebook Addict

Today if you don't have a facebook account, the society will reguard you as a victim of Digital-divide. This has attracted many people to subscribe to the network especially the youth; not leaving out the adults who don't want to be left behind! 
It is most times annoying to click on an eye attention-catching atticle like this one, expecting immediate information out of it, and only to be surprised when the matter in the content is only at the end. For that reason, without wasting time, let me take you in the science behind becoming a facebook addict.

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Among the approximation of 7billion people on earth, an average of over 800 million check facebook everyday! And this number is growing daily. Some people can't spend 30 minutes without checking to see who has liked their pics or who has messaged them. Others will keep scrolling up and down in their page even when they are doing totally nothing! This has proved a wastage of time, mostly to the latter group of people. It is actually unhealthy when it reaches this point as it will be termed an addiction. Some users update their status more frequently than they do anything else. This is all addiction! In recent years, researchers have coined the term "Facebook addiction" to describe people with an unhealthy desire to spend hours checking the social networking site.
Dr. Brent Conrad, a Clinical Psychologist for TechAddiction says that facebook addiction is not recognized as a clinical disorder, however some users get obsessed to an extent of having difficulty logging out even after being active for hours. 

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The science behind from a new study suggests that the brains of people who report compulsive urges to use the social networking site show some brain patterns similar to those found in drug addicts. What does this mean? Addiction will mostly result from prolonged use. Compulsive Facebook users may have more activity in impulsive systems in the brain, these people are sensitized to respond strongly to positive triggers associated with the site. if you're driving on a street next to someone who has a compulsive relationship with Facebook, they are "going to respond faster to beeps from their cellphone than to street signs," Turel Says"That's the power of Facebook." 
Being an addict is not good! It can affect your relationship with people around you or even ruin your life in a long run.

Don't miss out on the next article about the very dangerous effects you didn't know about facebook addiction!! 



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