how addictive it could be social networks?can interfere in our real social life?

@alilin28 (1530)
Uruguay
February 11, 2013 8:48am CST
how addictive it could be social networks?can interfere in our real social life? I was thinking about how people feels when they are interacting with people around the world, with cyber friends, the dependance that computer makes in our lives. Does it be possible? I wont fall down in the typical disscusion about which is more addictive, facebook or twitter, I just wondering my self if somebody else think similar. Some people believe that the life is around a computer, they do everything on in, they have created a "virtual" social life. feel alone in real life, could it be a reason? what do you think? have a nice day
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@r0cker (300)
• India
11 Feb 13
Some people are so addicted to social networks that they give it more importance than anything. They are online before sleeping & just after waking up check their fb or other social accounts. They give those unknown online friends much importance than their real life friends. For those people I only wanna say - - Go out & do something in real life than to be busy in their virtual life.
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@gimong (124)
• Indonesia
12 Feb 13
yes we are on line when it is really need to get information. we live in real life not virtual one. So it is not wisw when we too focus on it
@blackrusty (3532)
• Mexico
11 Feb 13
i have all the accounts you say then a few and at a time i was not doing anything but reading them and do nothing else now as i spend my day here i only talk to those that are true friends even though ten other sites are running in the back ground
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@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
11 Feb 13
well I have 5-6 kids that come to my internet cafe 2-3 times per day. To get on facebook. So I know they are adicted. its kinda sad. But I love thier business.
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@joliefille (3697)
• Philippines
11 Feb 13
It's only addictive if users feel like they constantly have to be updated about their friends' activities or status updates. It's also addictive when you want to stalk someone especially if their information and pictures are detailed for public view. Some offices do ban Facebook viewing during office hours lest employees cannot control their Facebook usage. Employers are afraid it will affect productivity. Of course there are exceptions, if you're working for a social media project then you would need to be online on Facebook and interact with customers or potential clients. There are good and bad sides to social networks.
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• United States
20 Mar 13
The addiction of social networking sites has to do with a lot of solitude in my opinion. I was very big on the whole Facebook wave, but just before 2013 rang in I deleted my account. I personally thought that I was going to be bored and have nothing to replace my downtime from reading status updates and looking through pictures,but in truth, I feel a lot better. I don't personally have much of a social life outside of the cyber world and this is not because I am not capable of socializing, but I feel like many others are not very interested in doing anything that doesn't involve publishing their personal events through social media or being attached to their smart phones, tablets, etc. Much of my time spent on social networking sites was for entertainment. I realized after the deletion of my account that nothing really changed, except the fact that I am not really in the "know" now when it comes to daily life events of others that I once knew. It made me realize that those I were following and who in return were following me were doing it for the same reason because my phone has not rung since. So, I guess it benefits me to learn who my real friends were and that I jump into the real world of socialization rather than stay within the cyber world of socializing.
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
20 Feb 13
What I dislike about Facebook is that one can't really communicate or say much at all! I find it very restrictive and wonder how people can like it so much!
@SamShima (71)
• Nigeria
12 Feb 13
Computer network is simply more than your immediate environment/community. It is the entire world while handling a computer especially on the internet. To be sincere while discussing with people or friends on facebook and twitter it is not easy to drop and you become addicted.
@jenny1015 (13391)
• Philippines
12 Feb 13
I am so thankful for these sites coz for somebody like me who rarely goes out with friends, it has been my means of connecting with them. But it has not gotten to the point of being addicted to it coz I have other things to do besides chatting with them in the net.
@gimong (124)
• Indonesia
12 Feb 13
I can say that the pople who are adictive to social network will get les social friend in real life. he or she will stick on the computer and wil not know what happen in their neighbour hood. it is the negative effects
• Malaysia
12 Feb 13
i would set aside the time for social network and keep it from distract my live. too social is sometime danger as i would accidently expo personal secret. that not good
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
12 Feb 13
I think that social networks can be very addictive. They can pull you in and consume all of your time. If you are not careful to balance your real life with social networks you can find yourself alone with no family and friends to spend your time with. A lonely computer would be all that you have. If the internet dwn, you would be tally alone.
@Angelpink (4023)
• Philippines
12 Feb 13
Hello there ! Internet is already a part of my life ! Seriously , it completes my life , never mind those bars , parties out and strolling around the malls. Me and my computer is enough to keep moving , be productive , express life and to enjoy life. I don't need big circle of friends but this doesn't mean that i don't go out , i also go out and dine out during weekends . I got a social life in internet and i don't consider them virtual , i consider them as a gift of God and therefore they are real friends. I treasure them. I am learning a lot from this friend and we shared life and soul.
@Mavic123456 (7928)
• Thailand
12 Feb 13
hmm depends on the person. It is very possible for one to get hooked so much into cyber world. I have virtual social life here... but because literally I am alone. but when I am at home, I seldom go to internet. I don't open facebook since I am the already with the people I am connected to. For now, yes, I am into cyber space not socializing but updating to my family.