The New FAD

Posted: April 8, 2011 by agander in Uncategorized

In today’s society it is hard to find someone who doesn’t have a Facebook. This social networking site has taken over and is now a large part of our daily lives. People will comment on how they need to get off Facebook to do homework or study for  test yet they never seem able to sign off. This could be an example of  FAD or Facebook Addiction Disorder. It’s sad to think that people are now addicted to a social networking site the same way others are addicted to drugs and alcohol. FAD is the most common of the growing Internet Addiction Disorders that have shown to be a real problem. They are a psycho-physiological disorder involving tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, affective disturbances and interruption of social relationships. Now when people joke about being addicted to Facebook they make actually be suffering from a real disorder. It goes to show just how much technology has taken over our lives.

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