addicted to facebook
"I wish I knew how to quit you." -- everyone, basically
Why is it so hard to switch off? Is it because it's addictive? Is it because we don't want to miss out on anything? Is it because we use social networks as a place to stroke our own egos? Whatever the reason is, there are repercussions to be aware of. Smartphone and computer use can cause a number of psychological issues:
My Internet addiction, it turns out, is based not on the simulation of connection highs, but on their perpetual postponement. I spend all my time addicted to the news, but I just can't seem to commit.
I fantasized about what was in my inbox. Some kind of acceptance letter? A note from a long-lost friend? A request for an interview or quote? I imagined these missives the way dieters daydream about chocolate chip ice cream and cheesy nachos.
My addiction to Facebook hit a breaking point. It was time to go cold turkey. And I learned my need for connection and privacy are in constant competition on social media, and Facebook can't resolve either need in a satisfactory way.
What's the point of social media when you don't actually interact, exchange ideas and learn from others.
If you combine the descriptions of kids' behavior, parenting styles, and the types of monitoring solutions -- you get many different permutations and possibilities for protecting kids on social networks.
Protecting Your Kids Online: How Strictly Do You Want to Monitor Your Kids' Social Network Behavior?
If used properly, these devices not only protect, but can also help teach kids the right habits. And the goal should be to eventually remove the software or device once the kid has gotten older, or earned the required level of trust.
Give up on the notion that your daughter will appreciate your concern or thank you for setting limits. She won't. It's going
Enter the social network. Is it the greatest tool for connection and camaraderie the world has ever seen? Or is it a dangerous time-suck, isolating us in bubbles of anxious voyeurism? Well, it's both.
Last night on "The Late Show" David Letterman counted down the "Top 10 Signs You're Obsessed With Facebook." It's always
Pretty much everyone I know has a Facebook account. I use it for emailing, messaging, sharing pictures, and more. That sounds