14 June 2012
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Reasons for Facebook Addiction
Do you know what is meant by FAD ?
FAD is the abbreviation for Facebook Addiction Disorder, a phrase given by US psychologists for the people who are addicted to Facebook. Even though Facebook Addiction is not a established clinical disorder, according to a survey in 2010 about 350 million people suffers from FAD. So now in this 2012 it would have reached far more.
Then let me ask you a question, why we gets addicted to Facebook ? I have a Facebook account and i log in's to my account everyday, so am i addicted to Facebook ? I think no! because, in a week i have 6 school days and a holiday, in all the 6 days i go to school at 7 AM and reaches back at 4.15 PM, when i reaches home i log in's to my mail account and Facebook account at a time. Since am a blogger i gets an average of 10-15 useful mails a day, useful here means i may have to read it or may have to reply. The condition is same as in the case of Facebook too, neglecting the silly updates of my friends there will be a lot of comments or messages where i should reply back since it is related to my blog or blogging. Other than my FB account i owns about 4-5 Facebook pages, where i makes a status updates almost every day because most of the traffic i get to my blog is from the Facebook. So due to these reasons i put my Facebook account logged in while writing a post or while surfing, but this doesn't mean that i'm always looking in to FB.
So how people gets addicted to FB ? Here in this post am trying to explain some points which makes us addicted to Facebook
May be the most common reason why all gets addicted to Facebook, FB offers an opportunity to be in contact with your family, friends and dear one's who are in abroad or away from you. Since contacting through Facebook is more easy and cheap, most of the people uses it. So this could be one of the reason why we doesn't likes to log out from Facebook.
Recover the Mood
Another widespread use of Facebook, every one becomes bored at a time or not, in olden days there were a lot of things through which you may boost your mood but now the most regular mood booster is Facebook. Nearly every Facebook users says that Facebook boosts their mood when they become bored or depressed. According to me, it's a nice point ( but not so healthy ) as when you become depress or anger it's good to change your mind to something else like Facebook but remember it shouldn't cross the limit. If it crosses then you will become a FB addict.
Not everyone confesses it but Facebook is a place from which we gets feedback about ourselves. If you post a photo of yours which you feel is a rocking one so you are likely to get a lot of feedback through comments and we feel these comments as a great asset for us. Due to this reason many people gets addicted to Facebook because, in Facebook you are a celebrity to yourselves.
A sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past can be gained back through Facebook. If you are a person of age 30 years, you may be missing your close friends who were with you in your school and college days and Facebook have become the best place to get networked. Through Facebook, i think you will be lucky to get connected with 60% of your old friends whom you miss now. And in the coming years almost all your friends will be there except some Facebook Haters. So Facebook helps you to go back to your past days along with your dear one's and will make you a frequent FB user.
In the olden days children preferred to go out and play but now they likes to play inside, inside means may be using their computer, play-stations, etc...... Also the Online gaming industry is going through its best as a lot of people are addicted to it. Facebook too offers a way to play online along with your friends, so now a days Facebook is a play ground, much crowded than a real Euro Cup.
So as i conclude let me say that this is not a complete list and there are a lot of reasons why someone becomes addicted to something, it may depend on his or her personal affairs too. So if you have something to share about this topic, free feel to comment. Enjoy Facebook but avoid Addiction.