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Are you a Facebook Addict?

Facebook has become so much a part of our life now. I have few statistics about Facebook users. Worldwide, there are over 1.65 billion monthly active Facebook users (MAUs) which is a 15 percent increase year over year. There are 1.51 billion mobile active users (MAU) for March 2016. (Source: Facebook as of 4/27/16)

Are You Facebook Addict

  • Five new profiles are created every second. (Source: ALLFacebook 2012)
  • There are 83 million fake profiles
  • Photo uploads total 300 million per day. (Source: Gizmodo)
  • Every 60 seconds on Facebook: 510 comments are posted, 293,000 statuses are updated, and 136,000 photos are uploaded. (Source: The Social Skinny)
  • 50% of 18-24 year-olds go on Facebook when they wake up. (Source: The Social Skinny)

One can easily throw a stone and hit a Facebook user. All these stats have proved that we have been spending a considerable amount of time in Facebook. You may feel, what’s wrong if you use Facebook frequently as a means of entertainment. There is nothing wrong unless otherwise these Facebook activities starts interfering with your daily life and becomes detrimental to your daily functional activities. It has even got an unofficial condition worldwide called as Facebook Addiction Disorder (FAD).But Are you a Facebook addict?

With the advent of technologies, it has now become accessible more than ever. This simply supplements your addiction to Facebook and brings everything to your fingertips. Use of Facebook as a means of communication and connectivity with the ones you care about is good. But it shouldn’t lead to the point where your offline social life gets replaced by social life on Facebook.

People are over obsessed with Facebook fame like waiting eagerly and thinking a lot about the responses after updating a status or profile picture in the Facebook page.

Apart from Fame, people are also busy in Facebook messaging, sharing photos, commenting and liking other posts just for a better appeal on Facebook. All you do is just pretend to be something you are not in real life when you compromise your real world happening.

If you are thinking a lot over your updates, just beware it is a sign of being an addict.

Facebook Addiction : Quick Stats
Sharing their location (which is a major drawback with the proliferation of smartphones) this intriguing thing is keeping the users’ privacy at stick, even though they know it.

In a Psychological point of view, Lot of activities that we do in Facebook portrays that we are trying to influence the way people see us, to get people to like us.

The use of Facebook has increased rapidly. It occurs more regularly among younger than older users. Also studies have proved that people who are anxious and socially insecure use Facebook and other social medias more those with lower score on those traits. It is probably because who are anxious find it easier to communicate through these social media than face-to-face.

Checking Facebook status often whenever possible, over sharing of photos, overly concerned with Facebook image, spending hours and hours in browsing through Facebook every day, mad about increasing your friends list, compromising real social life, loads of games  addiction are all signs of Facebook addiction.

But it’s not a big deal to avoid these things, like use Facebook whenever necessary and make it purposeful. Put FB away for a while, go out and experience the world. Some may still look into Facebook through their smartphones when they are out. Just look out.. We have a beautiful world waiting for us. Enjoy it. You will realize how much more wonderful the world is than to stare at your Facebook wall all day. That’s when change can begin. Make sure Facebook isn’t the first thing or the last thing of your day.
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Shrey Kapoor is a Tech-Enthusiast and Founder of Techphlie.com, which is one of the India's Top Tech News Website.Even Forbes and many other renowned publishers took his articles reference .Shrey is a social media analyst, strategic thinker and creative writer who is passionate to deliver the best, latest possible Tech-News to his followers and subscribers.

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