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Social media addiction


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Social Media Addiction

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Social media addiction

  1. 1. Social media addiction By: Taimur Saad Muhammad Hassan Rohan Sharma
  2. 2. <ul><li>Social media are media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Popular forms of social media <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>Orkut </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Digg </li></ul>
  4. 4. Facebook Users Growth Worldwide The above graph shows the increase of Facebook users from 2007 to 2010.
  5. 5. Increase in Twitter Usage It is evident from the above graph that the number of tweets per month on Twitter has increased drastically
  6. 6. Hours of Video Uploaded per Minute on YouTube As a result of increase in uploads, more people are getting addicted to YouTube.
  7. 7. More Social Media Statistics <ul><li>Facebook has more users than Google. </li></ul><ul><li>The second largest search engine in the world is YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon products are gradually becoming more popular </li></ul><ul><li>25% of search results for the World’s Top 20 largest brands are links to user-generated content </li></ul><ul><li>34% of bloggers post opinions about products & brands </li></ul><ul><li>80% of companies use social media for recruitment </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ever wonder why these figures are increasing?
  9. 9. Social media addiction is like a poison <ul><li>New tools and websites are constantly being created </li></ul><ul><li>Information can be located within seconds using Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Owing to the speed in which social media enables communication, word of mouth now becomes world of mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Easily affordable and accessible to majority of population </li></ul>
  10. 10. Is Gaming part of Social Media Addiction? <ul><li>Yes, because it is a virtual world where people from around the globe connect through Internet </li></ul>
  11. 11. Statistics on Gaming <ul><li>65% of US population are involved in video games </li></ul><ul><li>49% of gamers are between the age of 18-49 </li></ul><ul><li>On average, time spent per week by gamers is18 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Xbox 360 is the most famous console for online gaming </li></ul>
  12. 12. Advantages of Social Media <ul><li>Democratization of media can be used to gain fame </li></ul><ul><li>Social media helps users to connect with strong and weak ties </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity and re-mix culture </li></ul><ul><li>It can be used to embrace your passion and identity </li></ul><ul><li>Community, sharing, and connecting are integral part of social media </li></ul><ul><li>It increases transparency in government and organizations. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Disadvantages of Social Media Addiction
  14. 14. <ul><li>Schizophrenia: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The victim of this disorder could use social media to create a disillusion perceptions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Insomnia: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The person will suffer from sleep disorder and stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual Problems & Deviation: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Porn websites can cause negative influence on child mental stability. </li></ul></ul>Disadvantages of Social Media Addiction on Health
  15. 15. <ul><li>ADHD: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Symptoms are hyperactivity and attention deficiency disorder </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Addiction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Negative state of mind due to obsession of virtual world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anxiety & Depression: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Isolating and avoiding interaction with real world </li></ul></ul>Disadvantages of Social Media Addiction on Health
  16. 16. <ul><li>Eating Disorder: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It causes imbalance of diet and irregular eating habits </li></ul></ul>Disadvantages of Social Media Addiction on Health
  17. 17. Examples <ul><li>In 2005, 28 years old South Korean died due to lack of sleep and improper diet resulting from continuously playing video games for 50 hours </li></ul><ul><li>A Chinese man died after spending three days at Internet café. The cause of the death was due to severe exhaustion. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Wikipedia </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Disadvantages of Social Media Addiction on Workplace/Education <ul><li>Employer-employee relationship can be affected by reducing the interest of employees at work </li></ul><ul><li>Business productivity can decrease due to lack of motivation to work </li></ul><ul><li>It can affect your education by diverting your attention towards virtual world rather than studies </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>According to above graph, it is evident that social media is being used more for personal purposes at work place </li></ul>Usage of Social Media at Workplace
  20. 20. Disadvantages of Social Media Addiction on Social Life <ul><li>It can be a barrier between social and personal relationships </li></ul><ul><li>It can hamper the confidence of an individual in real world </li></ul><ul><li>It enables the individuals to commit crimes online </li></ul>
  21. 21. Challenges in Future 2020 <ul><ul><li>Cybersex addiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online gambling addiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Bay addiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video games addiction </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Challenges in Future 2020 <ul><ul><li>Cybersex addiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is a form of role-playing in which two or more persons send one another sexually explicit messages through internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The addiction is expected to increase in future and as a result it can cause serious problems, such as marital stress, divorce and online adultery. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a result of this addiction, porn websites will become more popular in future. </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Challenges in Future 2020 <ul><ul><li>Cybersex addiction recovery techniques: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are certain counseling techniques where counselors deal with the individuals one-on-one </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents should take steps to ensure that their child is safe from porn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parental control and blocking porn websites is also another way to tackle this problem </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Challenges in Future 2020 <ul><ul><li>Online gambling addiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People are getting more addicted to online casinos because it is more convenient to gamble online </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Challenges in Future 2020 <ul><ul><li>Online gambling addiction recovery techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three widely used techniques are: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Behavioral management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Financial management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Family therapy </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Challenges in Future 2020 <ul><ul><li>E-Bay addiction: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online shopping is becoming popular because of advancements in internet technology, therefore e-bay addiction is gradually rising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easiness to shop online is one of the reason why this addiction is increasing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On average: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A vehicle is sold every 2 minutes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a car part or accessory sold every 3 seconds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diamond jewelry sold every 83 seconds – eBay statistics 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Challenges in Future 2020 <ul><ul><li>E-Bay addiction recovery techniques: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Therapist and counselors are needed to examine what bidding means for the addict and how the act of winning may be fulfilling an unmet emotional or psychological need. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They use techniques to redirect addictive persons’ energy into healthier outlets that increase their self-confidence </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Challenges in Future 2020 <ul><ul><li>Video games addiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there going to be “Play station 5” in 2020? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are “virtual reality” video games will be widely used in 2020? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are these advancements a concern or benefit to gamers? </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Challenges in Future 2020 <ul><ul><li>The answer to first two questions is yes! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concern or benefit depends on its usage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over usage is a concern and cause serious problems, such as psychological and health problems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video games and computer games can improve hand-eye co-ordination and help players gain many skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Games helps users to make decision independently </li></ul>
  30. 30. Conclusion <ul><li>Social media addiction will rise in future </li></ul><ul><li>More networking websites like Facebook, and YouTube will develop in future </li></ul><ul><li>Internet users will increase in future because it will be much cheaper and accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages of social media addiction on health, work place, education and social life will increase by the end of 2020 </li></ul>