Text messaging is no longer now a days but today parents seems to be happy becuas no massive phone bills and chocolate overloads ,but it is a fact that facebook take all its positions to it. facebook is taking over the world .everyone from primary class students to grandparents has joined in facebook .bu unfortunately teenager got addicted to it ,it may due to the outstanding service offered by facebook(for instance users can watch videos and films, gamble and play games on the site) at cheap rate.thus Facebook has over 1000 million active users worldwide users.
let us check what are the significant changes that happen in you in order to study you are addicted to facbook or not. the victims condition may be the following
High Facebook Tolerance: In other words, you need to stay on facebook more and more in order to get the same pleasure. When you subscribed, you used to access your account a few times per week, at most. Now, you cannot stay offline. Even after you close your computer, you log in from your mobile device and have alerts set up to let you know about new posts or messages. You feel a real need to be online.
Withdraw from the real life,
as we know it, and prefer to stay on Facebook instead. Facebook is your second, or maybe even first home. You say “Good morning” and “Good night” to your friends. You post status updates when you do stuff and you check in from the places you are visiting. Basically, instead of enjoying life, you post about it. For instance, let’s say you are in a beautiful place, in nature, or in amusement park with your friends. Instead of enjoying that unbelievable atmosphere you take a picture, upload it to your Facebook account and post a new status update. Then you’ll start chatting with your FB friends about how nice that place is.and several cases are seen which facebook relations getting more serious than any other relation ,many are trusting facebook virtual friends than any other.an spending much time with them without the knowledge of others .all these are comes under this.
With virtual dates: Instead of going to the movies or out to dinner, they tell their partner to be online at a certain time. Virtual dates: It is obvious that things are extreme when real dates are replaced
Reduction of normal social/recreational activities: Someone suffering from FAD will reduce the time spent catching up with friends, playing sport or whatever it is they used to enjoy doing, to simply spend time on Facebook. Instead of catching up with a friend for coffee, they will send a Facebook message. A dinner date will be substituted with a messenger chat. In extreme cases, the person will even stop answering their parent’s phone calls, instead insisting that they use Facebook to contact them.
Fake friends: If 8 out of 10 people shown on their Facebook page are complete strangers, it is undeniable: they have a serious case of FAD.
Complete addiction: When they meet new people, they say their name, followed by “I’ll talk to you on Facebook”, or for those who are extremely bad, “I’ll see you in Facebook”. Their pets have Facebook pages, and any notifications, wall posts, inboxes or friend requests that they receive give them a high, one which can be compared to that gambling addicts get from the pokies or roulette table
Your friends and family comment on your excessive internet use:
When other people around you start to notice that you have a problem it is generally a pretty accurate indicator that you are losing it. If your mates, coworkers or family members have made comments about how much you use the net then you need to read the rest of this post.
Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale
A new measure called BFAS is introduced by Dr.Ceilie andraessen at the university of Bergen ,norway and in his paper he putting few questions that help to find how you are adicted to facebook.and for each question 5 responses have to given are
(1) Very rarely, (2) Rarely, (3) Sometimes, (4) Often, and (5) Very often:
The following are the questions
1. You spend a lot of time thinking about Facebook or planning how to use it.
2. You feel an urge to use Facebook more and more.
3. You use Facebook in order to forget about personal problems.
4. You have tried to cut down on the use of Facebook without success.
5. You become restless or troubled if you are prohibited from using Facebook.
6. You use Facebook so much that it has had a negative impact on your job/studies.
So someone believes that addiction to the net is a real condition that needs to be treated just like any other addiction, with care and caution, but is an obsession with Facebook a real condition,
Facebook obsessions are definitely present in today’s society and whether it is a disorder or not, something needs to be done to fix it. Forget the fancy name and look at the facts. Many people, teenagers in particular, are spending too much time online. People’s lives are being affected because of the hours spent looking at profiles and pictures. Facebook, very beneficial in some ways, is having a detrimental affect on the everyday behaviors of people around the world. Having seen the affects of too much time online firsthand, I know this to be true. Nobody can possibly disagree when the facts speak for themselves and when an individual’s online ‘life’ becomes more important than their real one, we know that there is a serious problem that needs to be addressed
Oh no ! i am addicted
These article is taken from my real life problems and readings , and how i controlled my addiction disorder
i am sure they will work on you too .