Social Network Addiction Or Social Media Addiction

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Social Network Addiction S riram R uthiran

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This presentation is about addiction of social networks. and how its affecting the today's generation.

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Social Network Addiction

Sriram Ruthiran

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What is Social Network Addiction

• Social networking addiction is a phrase sometimes used to refer to someone spending too much time using Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media - so much so that it interferes with other aspects of daily life.

• Addiction usually refers to compulsive behavior that leads to negative effects. In most addictions, people feel compelled to do certain activities so often that they become a harmful habit, which then interferes with other important activities such as work or school

“Logout is the

Hardest Button

To Click”

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Why do we use social networking Websites?

• Majority of people use Facebook and Myspace to keep in touch with friends and Family.

• Social Networking websites are also used to meet up new people all around the world and socialize.

• Social Networking websites can be used to find our old friends by searching their profiles over those websites.

• Social Networking websites are also used by businesses for marketing of their products.

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Privacy Issues of Social Media

• Providing a lot of Information:To use these sites, users have to provide quite a lot of personal information. While this is true, many of the issues surrounding privacy or lack of much more than the bio-data normally required.

• Information spreads faster through a Social Network Sites than through a real-life network. Information might be disclosed to a group of people unexpectedly, because the digital information is easy copy able, can be stored indefinitely and is searchable.

• Social Network sites have financial incentives to generate revenue from the information users upload. The company uses information from users profile, create their marketing profiles and serve them with targeted ads, leaving users vulnerable to harms.

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Disadvantages of Social Media Addiction on Social Life

• It can be a barrier between social and personal relationships

• It can hamper the confidence of an individual in real world

• It enables the individuals to commit crimes online

• It will affect your studies and personal life

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Health Issues Caused by Social Media

• Sleep : Using a laptop, cell phone, or iPad late at night can seriously mess with your sleep patterns and habits, potentially leaving you with a sleep disorder. Late night use is also associated with stress and depressive symptoms.

• Depression : A Swedish study found that participants who felt the need to have their cell phones constantly accessible were more likely to report depressive mental health symptoms.

• Isolation : Related to FOMO, excessive technology use can lead to feelings of isolation or the eventual isolation of a person due to so much time spent with technology as opposed to making real connections aka human friends.

• Eating Disorder : It causes imbalance of diet and irregular eating habits

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Social Media Addiction on Workplace/Education

• Employer--employee relationship can be affected by reducing the interest of employees at work

• Business productivity can decrease due to lack of motivation to work

• It can affect your education by diverting your attention towards virtual world rather than studies

• Students who get involved in activities on social media sites while studying result in reduction in their focus of attention. This causes reduction in their academic performance, and concentration to study well.

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The Impact of Social Media on Children's

• Using social media Web sites is among the most common activity of today's children and adolescents. Any Web site that allows social interaction is considered a social media site, including social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter; gaming sites and virtual worlds such as Club Penguin, Second Life, and the Sims; video sites such as YouTube; and blogs.

• Such sites offer today's youth a portal for entertainment and communication and have grown exponentially in recent years. For this reason, it is important that parents become aware of the nature of social media sites, given that not all of them are healthy environments for children and adolescents. Pediatricians are in a unique position to help families understand these sites and to encourage healthy use and urge parents to monitor for potential problems with cyberbullying, “Facebook depression,” sexting, and exposure to inappropriate content.

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Usage of Social Media at Workplace

• According to above graph, it is evident that social media is being used more for personal purposes at work place

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Woman, 32, Dead in Head on Crash Seconds After Facebook PostSource: dailymail.co.uk

A 32-year-old North Carolina woman is dead after slamming her car head-on into a truck while posting selfies and a Facebook update about how happy she was while listening to a Pharrel song. The last words Sanford shared with her friends? ‘The happy song makes me HAPPY’

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Conclusion

• Social media addiction will rise in future

• More networking websites like Facebook, and YouTube will develop in future

• Internet users will increase in future because it will be much cheaper and accessible

• There’s nothing wrong with being obsessed with interacting with other humans. Just don’t lose sight of the real world around you.

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