Summary of Five clues that you are addicted to Facebook:
In the text we meet Cynthia Newton who is an Facebook addict, she is so addicted to the social site that it is affecting her home life in a way where she doesn’t even have time to help her daughter with her homework. She checks her Facebook account at least 10 times a day.
According to therapist Paula Pile most users of Facebook have no problems using the site, but Facebook addiction is becoming more common. Paula thinks that the addicts enjoy the online world more than the real world and therefor ignores the real world. She is backed up by clinical psychologist Joanna Lipari who compares Facebook to the the fake world described in ”The Truman Show”.
Pile has made checklist where you can find out if you are a addict yourself.
You are an addict if:
You loose sleep over facebook
You spend more than an hour a day on Facebook
You Become obsessed with old loves
You ignore work in favor of facebook
The thought of getting off facebook leaves you in a cold sweat.
Social networking gives us abetter understanding of other cultures
Social networking helps youths learning social skills, and give kids with different interests then their classmates a chance to meet like minded friends.
Social networking online gives people with the opportunity to meet with other people withe the same interest from the whole world.
Sharing your information on the internet makes it easy to steal your identity.
Meeting old girl-/boyfriends can lead to problems in your current relationship
and of course you risk getting addicted to facebook
Comment on the statement from text 3
”...Spending time online is essential for young people to pick up the social and technical skills they need to be competent citizens int he digital age.”
In the digital age you have to be able to navigate online. Everything now a days are digital. Everything from going to the bank to reading your newspaper is done online...