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Elizabeth Hartney, PhD

Time to Face Your Facebook Addiction?

By February 13, 2012

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If you're reading this, chances are you spend a fair bit of time online. Perhaps it is just for tracking down information, but maybe you run your social life online as well. If you're one of the increasing number of people getting addicted to facebook, read on...

On the surface, Facebook seems so harmless. Just keeping in touch with friends, sharing some photos, a few laughs. But what happens when your friend list runs into the hundreds, and includes many people you've never even met? What happens when photos from your recent, or not so recent past emerge, with your name tagged all over them? What happens when you find out your seemingly like-minded friends express views and opinions you find objectionable, offensive, or downright wrong?

Right now, Facebook is an accelerating social force that seems to be running out of control. People are concerned about privacy. People are worried about how the vulnerable might be influenced, for example, the Facebook pot picture debacle. But what they should be worried about the most is the potential that Facebook can take over as the most important part of their life.

How much time and energy is Facebook stealing from you?

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