As the revolutionary social media site, Facebook, turns 10 years old, we can celebrate all the ways in which it has improved our lives. It has allowed us to reconnect with people from our past. It also lets us keep up with people from a distance. The positives of using Facebook are huge, but there […]
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Real-Life Texting Scenes – Negative And Positive Party Scene The scene is a house party of 20-somethings. The mood is festive but low-key. People enter and exit rooms and settle on furniture and against window sills. The house is filled with people; it’s someone’s birthday. There’s a record playing on a turntable—an early 2000s Beck […]
Some in South Korea are now carrying more than one smartphone, driving the penetration rate about 100% in that country. In the U.S., the percentage of teens with the phones has increased dramatically in just one year.
It is said that you can be anyone you want to be on the Internet. And we’ve seen it over and over again … how social networks have helped people replace real relationships with virtual ones. But is living in this false reality potentially dangerous to your health? According to a new Israeli study, it […]
Internet use is now an everyday fact in modern life. People all over the world get online regularly for a variety of reasons, including receiving news, communicating with others on social media sites, playing games, conducting business, paying bills and taking formal or informal courses. Most people who use the Internet probably suffer no real […]
I recently boarded a flight on a well-known airline and was dismayed to discover that they do not yet offer in-flight domestic Wi-Fi. What? How can that possibly be? It’s 2013. ` I’ve been flying with access to the internet for at least three years now. Some airlines are even beginning to offer Wi-Fi access on transatlantic […]
A behavioral addiction is one that does not involve dependence on a chemical substance. Traditionally, experts have categorized addictions as chemical or behavioral and really only considered the former to be a true addiction. This means that according to the professionals in psychology, psychiatry, and other disciplines, you can only really be addicted to drugs […]
How many hours did people wait in line this summer for the newest Apple product? That smartphones and tablets can create such a furor among the populace should be a warning bell. Now, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has announced its intention to list Internet-use disorder as a clinical mental health condition. According to the […]
A recent survey of nearly 1.75 million Korean youth showed that four out of every 100 are at risk for an Internet addiction. Although, this years’ number is slightly lower than last year’s, the rate is still quite high.
Many parents are starting to enroll their children in classes for social skills because they believe screen addictions cause them to lack the communication and social skills necessary to begin kindergarten.