20 Links to Technological Addiction

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Facebook used to target Colombia's FARC with global rally. Hundreds of thousands of Colombians are expected to march throughout the country and in major cities around the world Monday to protest against this nation's oldest and most powerful rebel group.

Facebook used to target Colombia's FARC with global rally

Skip to next paragraph Subscribe Today to the Monitor Click Here for your FREE 30 DAYS ofThe Christian Science MonitorWeekly Digital Edition What began as a group of young people venting their rage at the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on Facebook, an Internet social-networking site, has ballooned into an international event called "One Million Voices Against FARC. " "We expected the idea to resound with a lot of people but not so much and not so quickly," says Oscar Morales, who started the Facebook group against the FARC, which now has 230,000 members. Colombian people against FARC - 4 february 2008. The Continuum Theory of Social Media. Recently I enjoyed a great conversation with Tom Cunniff on Twitter.

The Continuum Theory of Social Media

It revolved around social media definitions and how brands and voices could be heard across the sphere. I was so intrigued by Tom’s views I asked if he’d guest here. I’m thankful he said yes. The Definition of Addiction Adopted: April 12, 2011 Revised: Cycles and Stages of Addiction. Annette Nay, Ph.D.

Cycles and Stages of Addiction

Copyright © 1997 There are three basic stages in any addictive process. First, there is a change in the thought process. Netaddiction.com. Video Game Addiction - Internet Gaming Addiction. Managing Your Social Network Addiction. Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter, Digg, StumbleUpon, Friendster, Tumblr, Xanga… the list goes on and on.

Managing Your Social Network Addiction

And if you are any sort of tech savy, there is good chance you are a member of multiple social networks. Even I have accounts with at least 5 of these. While there is a lot to be gained by using these services, there is also a lot to be lost. Facebook Addiction Growing Issue. Psychologist Discusses Facebook Addiction. Playing prosocial video games increases empathy and decreases schadenfreude. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. - CyberPsychology & Behavior - 8(2):110. To cite this article:Brian D.

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. - CyberPsychology & Behavior - 8(2):110

Ng and Peter Wiemer-Hastings. CyberPsychology & Behavior. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Volume 4, Number 1. It has been alleged by some academics that excessive Internet use can be pathological and addictive.

International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Volume 4, Number 1

This paper reviews what is known from the empirical literature on ‘Internet addiction’ and its derivatives (e.g., Internet Addiction Disorder, Pathological Internet Use, etc.) and assesses to what extent it exists. Empirical research into ‘Internet addiction’ can roughly be divided into five areas: (1) survey studies that compare excessive Internet users with non-excessive users, (2) survey studies that have examined vulnerable groups of excessive Internet use, most notably students, (3) studies that examine the psychometric properties of excessive Internet use, (4) case studies of excessive Internet users and treatment case studies, and (5) correlational studies examining the relationship of excessive Internet use with other behaviours (e.g., psychiatric problems, depression, self-esteem, etc.).

Each of these areas is reviewed. The Benefits of Facebook “Friends:” Social Capital and College Students’ Use of Online Social Network Sites - Ellison - 2007 - Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. Abstract This study examines the relationship between use of Facebook, a popular online social network site, and the formation and maintenance of social capital.

The Benefits of Facebook “Friends:” Social Capital and College Students’ Use of Online Social Network Sites - Ellison - 2007 - Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

In addition to assessing bonding and bridging social capital, we explore a dimension of social capital that assesses one’s ability to stay connected with members of a previously inhabited community, which we call maintained social capital. Regression analyses conducted on results from a survey of undergraduate students (N = 286) suggest a strong association between use of Facebook and the three types of social capital, with the strongest relationship being to bridging social capital. In addition, Facebook usage was found to interact with measures of psychological well-being, suggesting that it might provide greater benefits for users experiencing low self-esteem and low life satisfaction. Introduction. Internet addiction disorder. Internet addiction disorder (IAD) is now more commonly called problematic internet use (PIU)[1] or compulsive internet use (CIU).[2] Other overlapping terms include internet overuse, problematic computer use or pathological computer use – and even iDisorder.[3] These terms avoid the word addiction and are not limited to any single cause, but only reflect a general statement about excessive computer use that interferes with daily life.[4] IAD was originally proposed as a disorder in a satirical hoax by Ivan Goldberg, M.D., in 1995,[5] though some later researchers have taken his essay seriously.

Internet addiction disorder

Internet and Computer Addiction: signs, symptoms, and treatment. What is Internet addiction or computer addiction?

Internet and Computer Addiction: signs, symptoms, and treatment

Internet Addiction, otherwise known as computer addiction, online addiction, or Internet addiction disorder (IAD), covers a variety of impulse-control problems, including: Cybersex Addiction – compulsive use of Internet pornography, adult chat rooms, or adult fantasy role-play sites impacting negatively on real-life intimate relationships. Cyber-Relationship Addiction – addiction to social networking, chat rooms, texting, and messaging to the point where virtual, online friends become more important than real-life relationships with family and friends.

Internet Addiction Test. 0 of 20 questions completed Questions: How do you know if you’re already addicted or rapidly tumbling toward trouble?

Internet Addiction Test

The Internet Addiction Test is the first validated and reliable measure of addictive use of the Internet. Internet Addiction: The Next Disability? Internet addiction Disorder: The Mind Prison-types. As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Technology addiction can affect the brain. Digital Technology Overload Could Hurt Your Brain and Family.

When Technology Addiction Takes Over Your Life. Are you a tangled mess of BlackBerrys, emails, PDAs, iPhones, laptops, and cell phones? Here’s how to untangle your life and find healthy balance. Why do I need to register or sign in for WebMD to save? We will provide you with a dropdown of all your saved articles when you are registered and signed in. Our addiction to technology trumps caffeine, chocolate and alcohol. This probably sounds familiar: You're out to dinner with friends, and everything's fun, until you get that itch. It's been 20 minutes, and you really want to check Facebook, or Twitter, or Foursquare or email. Forget about wanting; this is needing. Is video-game addiction a mental disorder? - Technology & science - Games. Video Game Addiction. World of Warcraft: Dangerous Addiction or Cultural Phenomena. The World Of Warcraft Family. A Wii Fracture. To the Editor: In 1990, Brasington described “Nintendinitis”1 in a patient with pain over the extensor tendon of her thumb after 5 hours of playing a Nintendo video game.

Nintendo next released the highly popular Wii games console that includes a wireless remote capable of detecting movement in three dimensions. Clinicians began to see patients with “Wiiitis.”2 There do not seem to be reports of associated bony injuries, although interactive gaming has been reported to aid in the rehabilitation of patients after fracture.3 In the United Kingdom, a healthy 14-year-old girl presented to the emergency department at Horton General Hospital in Banbury (near Oxford), having sustained an injury to her right foot with associated difficulty in mobilization. She had been playing on her Wii Fit balance board and had fallen off, sustaining an inversion injury.