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Are you addicted to Facebook?

Updated on August 15, 2011

Many people spend over 12 hours a day on social media sites,

Did you know that If you spend over(2) two hours a day on a social networking site like Facebook or My-space for example that you may be addicted to the internet.

Please don't laugh because I am serious I have learned that people can easily become addicted to anything including the internet.

I challenge you to join facebook and then add the game Farmville by Zynga

See for yourself how serious people are about the game and just notice how many people have thousands of "friends" that they do not even know, I have been guilty of it myself, I am not judging anyone it is a fact that if you start playing any game you can easily become addicted to it and spend hour after hour playing a game or browsing profiles etc.

some people let it affects their work habits

Have you ever stayed up light at night on facebook and it made you late for work because you overslept?

Do you have a hard time getting off facebook once you are logged in.

While at work have you ever went to face book even thought it could cost you your job?

Those 3 things alone could mean you are addicted to facebook

I bet if I put a poll on here and if the majority of people were honest it would show that there are many people who spend over 8 hours a day, everyday on the internet.

Ten signs that you may be addicted to Facebook

  1. You argue with your spouse about facebook.
  2. You miss work
  3. You are late for work
  4. You blow off a date
  5. You have started lying to someone about how much time you spend on facebook
  6. You have lost contact with friends
  7. You login to Facebook over 5 times a day
  8. You use facebook mobile while working
  9. You think about facebook even when you aren't on the site
  10. you spend over 10 hours a week on Facebook

If you spend over 40 hrs a week on facebook,then I would say that you have a serious problem.That is more time than many people spend working on their job in a week.

What should I do?

Before you can heal your addiction you have to admit you have a problem.

Then I recommend making a plan of cutting back a little at a time.

Follow the plan until you have reached your goal.

You will have to have real consequences to help keep you focused.

For example if you spend over 4 hours in a day then you will have to exercise for 2 hours at the gym as a consequence.

This does two things,it helps keeps you on your goal and if you don't follow your plan and go over the 4 hour a day rule,then you have to spend 2 hours at the gym so it will help you to get exercise that you need as a consequence of not following the plan.

Trust me this will help keep you on your plan if you are honest with yourself and do whatever your consequences are.

A consequence needs to be something physical or something you do not like doing for this to work.

If you don't succeed the 1st time it is alright ,just make a new plan and start again eventually you will get it right.

How many hours a day do you spend on the net?

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    Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Sunshine we are having our meetings about online addiction on twitter now, they are everyday between 8am till 12pm.

    Cya in the meeting.


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    Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Hello my name is Sunshine and I'm an Internet Addict. Oh well it could be worse :)

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    mswhatever 6 years ago

    I am not addicted to facebook... I am not addicted to facebook haha as much as I tell myself this it won't go away! lol Maybe we need internet-anonymous!

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    abidareacode 7 years ago from Areacode , Kerala, India

    I don't know what are these games.I usually gets mail from them. Am not at all addicted to any such social networking sites.

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    Betty Reid 7 years ago from Texas

    I use to be addicted to Facebook, but now I'm addicted to HubPages. ;)

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    jabytxu25 7 years ago

    I think you're right, many people spend too much time online and they don't realize that the time passes, but i personally prefer to use it only the necessary time for what i need or to entertain myself a little time.