You've heard of alcohol addiction, gambling addiction and sex addiction. But what about Facebook addiction?
So how do you know you're an addict? If you look at Facebook excessively, get jittery when you can't check your page or let social media interfere with work or relationships, then you might be one of the kajillion people who overuse.
There are many negative symptoms from this kind of addiction, but the BuzzFeed video above names just a few (alarming) examples:
- Seeing an ex on Facebook can restrict personal growth and emotional recovery.
- Excessive Facebook usage can be a contributing factor in divorce.
- Spending more time on Facebook can lead to increased feelings of unhappiness with your own life.
- Passively scrolling through your News Feed can increase feelings of loneliness and isolation.
So what is the moral of this story? Short of actually deleting your Facebook, try to manage your time on the site.