Friday, 22 February 2008

Facing up to the future, Sunday Herald Sun [17th February 2008]

In the Sunday Herald Sun February 17th

Facing up to the future
'It is said to be almost as popular as sex and attracts 250,000 new members a day, but is Facebook a diversion or an addiction? Bryan Patterson reports'

For the full article

'A Monash University study found some people were logging into social networks more than 20 times a day.

Researcher Julian Cole said many addicts started because of boredom; diversion became a daily routine.

Mr Cole said warning signs of an addiction included frequently checking pages, staying online for longer than intended, scheduling life around Facebook or MySpace and experiencing negative psychological or physical effects when the activity wasn't available.

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