Social media is the collective of online communications channels dedicated to community-based input, interaction, content-sharing and collaboration.
Are you guilty of checking your Facebook account before you even get out of bed in the morning? Do you tweet while on a romantic first date? You may think your own social media habits are harmless, but how do you know if you’ve crossed the line into an addiction?
For most people, social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are harmless platforms that allow for social interaction and personal expression. This people are most teenagers and youth adults.
According the source below:
- Teenagers (81%) use social media more than adults (72%).
- Facebook is by far the most popular network for teenagers at 94%
- As for age, there is very little difference of usage percentage between a 13 year old and a 49 year old.
As a youth adult myself, I found it’s hard to stop using social media to update information. It called the Fear of Missing Out. So for instance, when I don’t have access to social media like Facebook, I feel anxious and can thing of anything else besides what I’m missing online.
It’s a bad addiction. According The University of Chicago research, there is the correlation between low self-estem and social media addiction, being social media online is easier for people who suffer from self-estem issues and within this group, an addiction to sites like Facebook and Twitter is much more easily formed.