The most remarkable development through the last decade is considered to be different social media networking platforms as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and Google+1.
Among the list of concerns in the life of modern man are how to get Twitter followers or get Facebook fans. These are vital issues today.
These platforms meant for individuals, groups and communities with common interests to stay more “connected” and share mutual interests.
Actually, social media platforms have entered lives of all people and hardly anyone can imagine their life without them. And, yes, the thing is that social media very often appear to be quite useful.
They help us to stay connected; they help to get and spread new information more easily, faster and usefully, stay in touch with people we like, and so on. There are many pluses and it is difficult to innumerate all of them. But along with so many advantages there also exist a series of disadvantages which all the users should be aware of and try to avoid.
Today I want to focus my attention on the most “important” minus of social media and it is “addiction”.
Let us see. Internet addiction and particularly social media addiction are recognized by psychologists as psychological disorders. There have been and still are being carried out a number of studies referring to the expansion of Internet addiction. It is mainly observed among the users of social media networking platforms, especially Facebook. The reason for addiction is that users do not want to miss anything on their account or page, be it a status update, post, tweet, a photo or video. According to survey more than 350 users are suffering from Facebook addiction and this number is increasing. Here are some signs of social media addiction.
If you continually check your Facebook or Twitter updates regardless of time and place. You do not enjoy your time and spend it upgrading your statuses and tweeting about every little thing happening to you and around you. Be sure you are addicted.
If you feel anxious and discomfort when you are not online, it also signals out that you are addicted. Many addicted people have a feeling of loneliness and depression. If you feel the same you had better find an Internet rehab center.
Another symptom of addiction is the list of your friends. If you do not know most of your friends but add them to create an impression that you are well connected and have many acquaintances, then you are addicted.
Roman Sahakov is the founder and CEO of Frozzo, marketer, father, husband and great personality. Being an enthusiast and explorer in Social Media Marketing he lives and runs his company in London. He explores the world of Social Media Marketing and shares his new ideas and knowledge with the world.