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Twitter and Facebook may be more addictive than alcohol or cigarettes

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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.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W4lJW4pc_k[/youtube]

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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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6 Replies to “Twitter and Facebook may be more addictive than alcohol…”

  1.  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’.

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

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