Photo via Flickr commons by philcampbellThe iHIgh:Recognizingtheemergingaddictionour worldhas totechnologyBy: MeghanFroebe...
One reason people use Facebook, Twitter, andother social networking websites regularly is“because of an addiction to endor...
Photo via Flickr commons by west.mEvery notificationcould meansomething exciting.This results in a hitof dopamine. Source: ...
“Each ‘hit’ feeds our socialmedia addiction.”	  Photo via Flickr commons by west.mSource: Facebook Psychology: Is Addictio...
The chemicals giveus a feeling ofREWARD thatrushes throughthe brain and bodywith everynotification.Thisreward becomessometh...
Repeatedly checking social media creates anaddiction similar to using coke, meth, or otherabusive substances.This createst...
Actually, InternetAddiction Disorder (IAD)is now an acceptedpsychological diagnosis inChina, Taiwan, and SouthKorea.Source...
America will follow in 2013.Photo via Flickr commons by Steve Snodgrass Source: Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, How is Face...
Someone with IAD will beconstantly preoccupied withthe internet and will have anincreasingly higher toleranceagainst the ‘...
Source: Alice G. Walton, Internet Addiction: The New Mental Disorder?They will also use the internet toboost their mood.Ph...
Some “argue that theirdependence isactually beneficial,since it lets them be moreproductive professionally.”Being constantl...
But a chemical reaction isn’t the only reasonfor an online addiction.Photo via Flickr commons by katerha
One reason foronline indulgence isbecause of the need forVALIDATIONin our lives.Photo via Flickr commons by Denis Dervisevic
Photo via Flickr commons by owenwbrown“The world of social media has allowed platforms likeFacebook and Twitter to play on...
“I like ... my voice being heardsomewhere where people care, so I make itheard in an environment with users who will ...re...
But, regardless of thereason for it, like anyaddiction the iHigh willeventually have negativerepercussions.Photo via Flick...
“I get that kids need validation but this world of social hascreated an environment that eventually strings themalong a pa...
Source: Facebook Psychology: Is AddictionAffecting Our Minds? (Infographic) presented by Best Masters in Psychology“Intern...
The more connected we become with ourvirtual reality, the less connected webecome to our actual reality.Photo via Flickr c...
“The problem is thatinternet is toomuch a part ofbusiness, society,and education toquit cold turkeyfor most people.”Photo ...
We need to start educating about the reality of this addictionand start preaching how just like most things,TECHNOLOGY IS ...
“When it starts to intrudeon your overall well-being,or sanity, or it takesprecedence over timewith your kids orspouse, th...
Articles & Images Sourced(Slideshow made May 17, 2013)Anthony Carpio, Social Networking Sites Creates High for Users http:...
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A look at how our society has evolved to the point where we don't just use technology and social media- we need it. (Film 260 Flipbook Assignment, May 2013)

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The iHigh: Recognizing the Emerging Addiction Our World Has to Technology

  1. 1. Photo via Flickr commons by philcampbellThe iHIgh:Recognizingtheemergingaddictionour worldhas totechnologyBy: MeghanFroebelius
  2. 2. One reason people use Facebook, Twitter, andother social networking websites regularly is“because of an addiction to endorphins releasedin the body during the process of posting.”Photo via Flickr commons byidovermani Source: Anthony Carpio, Social Networking Sites Creates High for Users
  3. 3. Photo via Flickr commons by west.mEvery notificationcould meansomething exciting.This results in a hitof dopamine. Source: Facebook Psychology: Is AddictionAffecting Our Minds? (Infographic) presented by Best Masters in Psychology
  4. 4. “Each ‘hit’ feeds our socialmedia addiction.”  Photo via Flickr commons by west.mSource: Facebook Psychology: Is AddictionAffecting Our Minds? (Infographic) presented by Best Masters in Psychology
  5. 5. The chemicals giveus a feeling ofREWARD thatrushes throughthe brain and bodywith everynotification.Thisreward becomessomething weCRAVE.Photo via Flickr commons by LawPrieRSource: Anthony Carpio, Social Networking Sites Creates High for Users
  6. 6. Repeatedly checking social media creates anaddiction similar to using coke, meth, or otherabusive substances.This createsthe iHigh.Photo via Flickr commons by Steve Snodgrass
  7. 7. Actually, InternetAddiction Disorder (IAD)is now an acceptedpsychological diagnosis inChina, Taiwan, and SouthKorea.Source: Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, How is Facebook Addiction Affecting Our Minds? Photo via Flickr commons by perpetualplum
  8. 8. America will follow in 2013.Photo via Flickr commons by Steve Snodgrass Source: Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, How is Facebook Addiction Affecting Our Minds?
  9. 9. Someone with IAD will beconstantly preoccupied withthe internet and will have anincreasingly higher toleranceagainst the ‘high’.Photo via Flickr commons by kamshots Source: Alice G. Walton, Internet Addiction: The New Mental Disorder?
  10. 10. Source: Alice G. Walton, Internet Addiction: The New Mental Disorder?They will also use the internet toboost their mood.Photo via Flickr commons by Johan Larsson
  11. 11. Some “argue that theirdependence isactually beneficial,since it lets them be moreproductive professionally.”Being constantlyconnected lets yourespond quickly to thingssuch as “work emails,making you a morevaluable employeethan your non-addictedcolleague.”Source: Alice G. Walton, Internet Addiction: The New Mental Disorder?Photo via Flickr commons by sean_hickin
  12. 12. But a chemical reaction isn’t the only reasonfor an online addiction.Photo via Flickr commons by katerha
  13. 13. One reason foronline indulgence isbecause of the need forVALIDATIONin our lives.Photo via Flickr commons by Denis Dervisevic
  14. 14. Photo via Flickr commons by owenwbrown“The world of social media has allowed platforms likeFacebook and Twitter to play on the HUMAN NEED forreinforcement and validation. It’s game mechanics for“Likes” and “Comments” are those bits of validation.”-Hessie JonesSource: Hessie Jones, Teaching Our Kids Not to Treat the Internet as a Private Diary
  15. 15. “I like ... my voice being heardsomewhere where people care, so I make itheard in an environment with users who will ...read what I have to say solely out of interest.Doing so brings me ... joy, that people careor agree with the things I say, that I reallycan’t get anywhere else.”-Anonymous Internet UserPhoto via Flickr commons by Johan Larsson Source: Jami Oetting, Smells Like Teen Spirit: Schooling Marketers on Tumblr
  16. 16. But, regardless of thereason for it, like anyaddiction the iHigh willeventually have negativerepercussions.Photo via Flickr commons from OSU Special Collections
  17. 17. “I get that kids need validation but this world of social hascreated an environment that eventually strings themalong a path to a point where the very information theycreated can be their greatest demise.”-Hessie JonesPhoto via Flickr commons by Patrick FellerSource: Hessie Jones, Teaching Our Kids Not to Treat the Internet as a Private Diary
  18. 18. Source: Facebook Psychology: Is AddictionAffecting Our Minds? (Infographic) presented by Best Masters in Psychology“Internetaddictshave10-20%smallerbrain areasresponsible forspeech,memory,motorcontrol,emotion,sensory, andotherinformation.”Photo via Flickr commons by auxesis
  19. 19. The more connected we become with ourvirtual reality, the less connected webecome to our actual reality.Photo via Flickr commons by Susan NYC
  20. 20. “The problem is thatinternet is toomuch a part ofbusiness, society,and education toquit cold turkeyfor most people.”Photo via Flickr commons by Johan LarssonSource: Facebook Psychology: Is Addiction Affecting Our Minds? (Infographic)presented by Best Masters in Psychology
  21. 21. We need to start educating about the reality of this addictionand start preaching how just like most things,TECHNOLOGY IS BEST USED IN MODERATION.Photo via Flickr commons by betsyweber
  22. 22. “When it starts to intrudeon your overall well-being,or sanity, or it takesprecedence over timewith your kids orspouse, then itmight be time toCUT BACK.”Photo via Flickr by Giuseppe BognanniSource: Alice G. Walton, Internet Addiction: The New Mental Disorder?-Alice G.Walton
  23. 23. Articles & Images Sourced(Slideshow made May 17, 2013)Anthony Carpio, Social Networking Sites Creates High for Users http://sundial.csun.edu/2011/08/social-networking-sites-creates-high-for-users/Alice G. Walton, Internet Addiction: The New Mental Disorder? http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2012/10/02/the-new-mental-health-disorder-internet-addiction/Hessie Jones, Teaching Our Kids Not to Treat the Internet as a PrivateDiary http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/hessie-jones/teens-oversharing-internet_b_2923694.htmlJami Oetting, Smells Like Teen Spirit: Schooling Marketers on Tumblrhttp://www.agencypost.com/smells-like-teen-spirit-schooling-marketers-on-tumblr/Facebook Psychology: Is Addiction Affecting Our Minds? (Infographic)presented by Best Masters in Psychology http://mashable.com/2012/11/03/facebook-addiction/All images sourced via Flickr Creative Commons and have an Attributions license
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