All possible solutions collected just for 'YOU'P&S 1.Are you a Facebook addict?
It appears a lot of us are.
According to scientists, the social networking site can be just as addictive as some drugs, with many people now dangerously hooked on logging in and updating their status almost constantly. Last year, for instance, a team at the who conducted a poll of 1,000 students found that up to 85% used Facebook daily.
Now some more Scandinavian researchers, this time, from the University of Bergen in Norway have gone a step further and come up with the six tests that can detect if a person is addicted. According to their report, published in the prestigious Psychological Reports Journal, there are six ‘core elements of addiction’ that also apply to people addicted to alcohol, gambling and drugs. These are also present in Facebook addicts. You may be addicted to Facebook if you answer between four or five on a scale of one to five on the following statements:
You spend a lot of time thinking about Facebook or plan use of Facebook.
You feel an urge to use Facebook more and more.
You use Facebook in order to forget about personal problems.
You have tried to cut down on the use of Facebook without success.
You become restless or troubled if you are prohibited from using Facebook.
You use Facebook so much that it has had a negative impact on your job/studies.
The study found that Facebook addiction was more common among younger adults and women rather than men and was also common in those who are 'anxious and socially insecure' because they are too shy or introverted to talk to real people.
Organised, ambitious and extrovert people, while still keen users, are less likely to be addicts, said psychologist who developed the niftily titled Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale, the first such indicator in the world.
According to another academic brain scans of social network users have shown that using sharing sites such as Facebook 'fires up' the same reward channels in the brain as are activated by sex.
Diana Tamir, of the Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab at Harvard scanned users of social networks using Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and found that sharing information about themselves triggered the same neural pathways as food, money and sex.