Facebook Addicted, Bad or Good?

Facebook is the best site now for social networking. It become booming than other social networking services like Friendster, Digli, Fupei. The people who used internet connection talk about Facebook. Start from student, Mom, executive, doctor, teachers, blogger also use facebook. When we meet our friend they ask about facebook. Should we have facebook account? It depend on our self. Facebook become addiction, maybe we spend a lot of time in front of our computer, open facebook and interact with our friend. We don't realize every day, every week, every month just pass away only doing chat, comment, send smile, post picture on facebook. Whether this is called addicted. I just post the good and the bad site using facebook. Addicted or not back to our self who using this service.


Good side. We can find our old friend, maybe we separate for a long time ago. And we meet again with newest photo by using facebook. We can promote our product as a seller or affiliater, this is great opportunity to promote our product. Promote our website or blog to increase traffic. Find the new information, if there a hot topic. It must be discussed on facebook. We can express our feeling become member a group based on our interesting, school, job, or hobby. We can share to other people, give some advice or solutions. Free chatting with our friend, our family in far place. We can find our match, if we are single. Find our soul mate with the same interest.

Bad side. When someone using facebook and become addicted. Sometimes they behave anti-social. A relationship began to dry when the individual is no longer attend the social gathering, meeting with friends or family, and prefers spend a lot of time in front of the computer. They are only interested in the artificial world. There’s no other friend, except on facebook. This is difficult to communicate by face-to-face. This behavior can increase the risk of serious health, such as cancer, stroke, heart disease, and dementia (senility). Said Dr Aric Sigman in The Biologist, the journal released by The Institute of Biology.  But everything back to us. Use this service like facebook wisely.

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Pete Maida profile image

Pete Maida 7 years ago

This is the same for so many of the activities on the computer. It can be computer games or sites like Second Life. They can keep a person staring at the computer while their life slips away. What is good is that it levels the playing field for diabled and disfigured people. They have found a place where people can get to know them without fear of being shunned.


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks for share, Pete. I agree with you.But for the computer games, we have to share our time. It can be addicted also.


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ratnaveera 7 years ago from Cumbum

Very interesting title! If you have more free time, you can use FaceBook. However, we need control in adding new friends.


A.M. Gwynn 7 years ago

I agree that all of the social netwroking sites can easily become addicting. We then tune out the "real" world. The more technology, the more problems. Even if it makes everything easier and faster, it also comes with problems. Children don't want to read anymore, they want to open their laptops!


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

For Ratnaveera I gree with you, With many friends we need more time to spend in facebook. For Gwynn thanks for comment, Our children more clever than us now. We have to control and give them advice about god or bad effect from this.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

I have an addictive personality.  I got addicted to chat rooms once.  Then I got addicted to email.  Then I got addicted to FaceBook.  Now I am addicted to HubPages.  All I have going for me is that I only do one addiction at a time. I'm a one addiction man.


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

thanks James for share and commnet. You are not addicted but serious man.


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wannabwestern 7 years ago from The Land of Tractors

I think many of us who write on HP are passionate about our writing. I know I have to find a balance between writing and publishing on HP and tending to the responsibilities of my home and family life. Others who spend time on HP are retired or otherwise more free with their time. We all have to exercise self control in these matters, and I think you have made a good point in this hub.


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

thanks for share.I hope enjoy my hub. GBU!


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Army Infantry Mom 7 years ago

I believe facebook and other social sites can be a great tool for networking. I spend lots of time on my computor, allthough I'm not addicted. I was diagnosed with a spine disease and the internet is a good outlet for me. However I have known people who totaly ignored their responsibilites because of the internet.


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

I think you use facebook in a good side. Although you spend a lot times on your computer.


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agusfanani 7 years ago from Indonesia

Good Hub, Pras. I've got a lot of benefits from FB, I could find friends whom I haven't met for years. I can also post my hubs on my profile. So, it depends make use of it.


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

thanks Agus.


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Drew Breezzy 7 years ago from somewhere in my mind

Facebook addiction is a horrible thing. Real life > facebook


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Drew Breezzy 7 years ago from somewhere in my mind

Facebook addiction is a terrible thing. Real life > facebook


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

we have to be wise facing the facebook. get the positive and throw the negative. it's simple. the important thing is manage time. don't forget to work if we are employee and don't forget to study if we are student.....OK


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Dheeraji 7 years ago from Leicestershire

I totally agree with the fact that social networking site i.e 'Facebook' are rather addictive, as me and all of my friend are frequent users of facebook.

Great hub with very informative and detailed information.

Thank you for sharing this hub.


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Dheeraji. I think you can use your time wisely. Facebook must go on.....OK!


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mommyfreelancer 7 years ago from Philippines

Good hub...I was thinking of doing one about this very topic, after observing that I was spending all of my time on Facebook and its many applications. Now I don't even look at the games, just chat with my friends and update my status from time to time. As with anything else, the goodness and badness stems from the user - us. So, Facebook per se is not bad, I think, we just need to be more disciplined - which is not an easy thing to do.

Cheers!


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

thanks mommyfreelancer for visiting and comment on this hub.


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sggdwi 7 years ago from Indonesia

Is not very good for children but for adults who are certainly smart set its time. for business, it is the money.


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

thanks sggdwi for comment. With high technology now,many children using facebook also. Doing some homework using internet also.But as parents we have to give some advice for them about bad and good.


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Neil Ashworth 7 years ago from Ireland

Facebook is a powerful business tool as well as a great place to share information and socialise with friends and family who may live at a distance away from you.

The web is full of noise, content and distractions and if you are serious about using Web 2.0 for business you have to learn to tame some of that noise, manage content and syndicate quality information in a way which is time efficient and not time draining.

Good information Prasetio!

Neil


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Neil for visiting my hub and comment.I agree with you. I think you are in good side.


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Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

I think it's good as long as you can control yourself, but that is like on things on the computer.


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

thanks Rebecca. We have to use it wisely. like your said. not on facebook only.


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Balinese 7 years ago from Ireland

better get a real life and real friend that you can meet in person ;))


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

I agree with you Balinese!


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

prasetio, Great facts, it seems anything we do online tends to make the time fly by and before you know it you've spent a lot of time, good caution, Thanks prasetio good help! Peace :)


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

The only addiction I have in relation to sites, is this one Hub pages, it's the greatest and there are so many interesting people. Facebook I visit to read family comments, look at some groups I belong to and that's all. This is more interactive, and we get educated with so many fantastic stories and blogs. Lot of talented people here and that includes you sir.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Katie for share your knowledge here about this topic. But recently I was not to active on facebook, because of my job and I felt a little bored for a while. Right now, I am focus with hubpages. I also find new friend and new family here. Like you, Katie. Nice to see you again. have a great day!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

saddlerider1, I agree with you. I have new spirit here and of course I learn much from other hubbers, like you Sir. I appreciate your comment. This become a dilemma when we spend a lot of time by join social media site but we don't get nothing. But I believe bu joining this site we get second income and meet a lot of friend. We can support each other and share our knowledge. Thank you very much Sir, for giving your time to visit this hub and give wonderful comment. See you again and take care!

Prasetio


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swosugrad09 6 years ago from Oklahoma

I agree with you, there are definately ups and downs to facebook. Some people I know talk to me online but then in real life they are too shy, I don't understand it. Sometimes you have to get out and actually experience life. Very nice hub, thanks for writing!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, swosugrad09. We need balanced in life between online and off line. Some my friend also said like that. They really brave in front computer, but in social life they really shy. I don't know, this is kind of trend or something. But I hope the best for us.


TanielHouston 6 years ago

it seems facebook is starting to drop to me. I wasn't never really fond of facebook. Even if you do get addicted it only for like a month but then it will wear off. The exact same thing happened to MSN messenger so it's likely to happen to facebook too!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, TanielHouston for coming to this hub and you want to share your idea about this topic. Just think positively from social networking like facebook. For me personally, I am not too active on facebook. But After I found hubpages group on facebook, I'll active again to promote my hub to others. Good to see you again.

Prasetio


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Suzanne Day 5 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I'm not addicted to facebook but know lots of people who are. It's a bit strange when they need to comment on Facebook "I am eating a hamburger now" or "I am in the bath". Too much information!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Suzzane. Nice to meet you again. You made my morning so beautiful. I know with millions facebook member around the world and it's increasing so fast from day by day. Better use wisely to avoid something undesirable. Thank you very much. Cheers...


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PegCole17 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Good observations, prasetio30. You're right about teaching children moderation when it comes to networking sites. I recently signed in to Facebook for the first time and found many family members already there. Now I can see what they're up and enjoy their photos. Nice hub voted up!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, PegCole17. Thanks for dropping by and I am glad finally you found your family member from facebook. I also find my old friends from this site too. I really appreciated your vote. Keep on hubbing. Cheers...

Prasetio,


ANKUR BORTHAKUR 4 years ago

I agree that all of the social netwroking sites can easily become addicting.but Facebook is a powerful business tool as well as a good place to share information and socialise with friends and family who may live at a distance away from us.but is the Real life................


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Ankur borthakur for coming to this hub and share your thought about facebook as a great media for business and socialize with friends. Take care!


Anonymous 4 years ago

Increase health risk of cancer, stroke, heart disease, and dementia? Oh my gosh, I never knew this...thank you so much. I have to admit and confess I am a facebook addict but I'm getting better, since I've been so busy with work. Thank you for telling me this!!!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks for coming. I hope we can use this site wisely. ~prasetio


Geetha 4 years ago

thanks, even I have been getting addicted to it, but now understand of drawing the limits.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Geetha for coming and share your thought about this topic. Take care!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

True, prasetio, I think Facebook, like any site, can be good or bad. I'm on Facebook much less since I found Hubpages. I use Facebook to keep up with family and friends who are far away, and I dont spend time on the games. I feel that time spent on HubPages is worthwhile since it's about writing, which is something I want to focus on. Great hub to make people think!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Victoria Lynn. Good to see you again. Thank you very much for coming and share your opinion about facebook. I believe that you are one of the person who use this site wisely. And I have the same idea with you that Hubpages is also a great site that I want to focus on. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

I have an account but rarely go in to see what is going on unless I get a private message. I do use it to post my HubPage articles. Many people seem to use it to play games and such. If I am spending time, I would rather spend my time on HubPages because I learn much more on a daily basis and I also like the opportunity to make some extra money. Up and interesting votes.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Peggy. We have the same vision with facebook. I use facebook to promote my hubs and find my hubbers friend on this site. HubPages is the best and I glad you spend your time on HubPages. Success for you. Cheers...

Prasetio

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