Dependence on social networks

Dependence on social networks

Just updated the news feed and, without having found any changes in the last minute, decided to esteem at a leisure. For example, about dependence on social networks. This question does not concern you, but it is just curious for the general development.

Did not you mark what amount of time you devote to social networks? May you, without reddening to answer why you use social networks and what on them attracts you? We hope that you will respond to our frankness, the same therefore the Internet of traffic will give all a little to a problem of dependence on social networks.


Psychologists faced a problem of most of modern people for a long time – a condition of "loneliness in crowd". Signs of this problem are shown in discomfort among people, to alienation, mistrust to people, lack of support from the outside. The person willingly changes real communication for quasi (irreal) communication. We find support in the Internet, millions of people in the world are burned with desire to put next "like" under anything. On the Internet at us there are a lot of "friends", okhotny to communication. On the Internet we consist in communities on interests (the offer to join similar society, but real with people in reality, you will apprehend bewildered).

To tell the truth, it is simpler to person to communicate online because the screen hides his true experiences which are easy for distinguishing in real life on a mimicry, tonality, gesticulation. Communication which consists only of words deprived of the other elements and is called - quasicommunication. It distorted also distorts us.

Dependence symptoms

We will describe signs of dependence on social networks, having divided all "users" into three categories:

  1. Not dependent – visit the page only as necessary (to learn the phone number, to respond to the message, to write out data, etc.). These people can perfectly do without social networks (as do) and to come there once a day, or even once a month, especially as necessary. Their pages are often hidden from the general access, publish a minimum of personal data.
  2. Potentially dependent – come once a day or are more often with boredom, bad mood, it is simple "to thumb through" pages of friends. The majority quickly "grows" to the third type.
  3. Dependent – have profiles on all social networks and also their smartphones applications which keep them in network round the clock. Such person is not able to afford to be not "online", not to read the message is momentary, not to respond to the comment, not to update a page and not to be disappointed, having seen that nobody wrote to it also it "is necessary to nobody".

The Internet the dependence on social networks reached that people "sit" in networks both at work, and on study, and during a lunch. And even write each other, being at distance of two meters.


Actually, not everything is so terrible to cure also the Internet dependence much more simply, than narcotic. Yes, sensors of pleasure of a brain work also when receiving new like, however you have no dependence on consumption of narcotic substance. There are several councils:

  • remove from "friends" of people whom you personally do not know and also those who constantly update the status, writes "sincere" aphorisms and sayings;
  • leave from most uninviting communities, leave only that you are really interested;
  • cancel function to publish news of friends on your page;
  • include function of notices of messages on your mailbox;
  • allow certain time for social networks, for example: to come daily from 22 to 23 o'clock and no more.

One more the important stimulating effect, we hope, on you statistics dependence on social networks which, by the way, tends to growth will work.

If you want to get rid of the dependence, learn to fill life with real communication: attend different actions, join real communities on interests, get to yourself a hobby, meet the Internet friends in reality.

Statistical data:

  • at the moment 10% of all the Internet of users suffer from dependence;
  • 22% of all users recognize that they use the Internet exclusively just for fun and spend too much time in network;
  • 16% recognize that they cannot live without the Internet of communication;
  • 11% recognize that they spend huge amount of time for check of mail;
  • 48% of users recognize that in online time they are engaged in useless wanderings and studying information which is a little interesting them;
  • 34% recognize that they spend all the time of stay in the Internet for social networks;
  • most often dependent are people from 18 to 24 years;
  • 54% of people of age of 18 - 24 years test, in their opinion, the Internet dependence;
  • 44% of people of this age group note that they spend too much time for social networks;
  • 54% of the people who had once a depression have feeling the Internet of dependence;
  • 52% of people with the problems connected with the intake of alcohol and drugs recognize that they test dependence on social networks;
  • 34% of the people testing on a constant basis causeless feelings of alarm live in real life about the Internet dependence;
  • since 2008 in China clinics for treatment the Internet of dependent open.


Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team