It starts this way…
You think you are connecting with long lost friends, but you actually end up connecting with friends who you are in touch with otherwise via e-mails and phone. You think you are building a social network to increase your social skills, but you actually are diving into a world of weird web community where all you increase is your browsing and quizzing skills. You think you want to let everyone know what you are up to and how your family is doing, but you end up knowing more about that friend who you have met only once in your life (and somehow ended up on your friend list) on a daily basis. You think you are logging in just to check some engagement pictures of this one friend who you knew went for a romantic weekend getaway, but you end up spending 50 minutes looking at status updates of all your contacts and their contacts. You think it is just another fad, but you actually can’t go through a single day without logging in at least once. You think you are above all these addictions, but the fact of the matter is you are just plain ignorant of what addiction really means.
It did start this way for me.
But my addiction isn’t exactly along the above lines – I am connected to a long list of long lost friends who I genuinely wanted to connect with. I am not sure if I really increased my social skills but I know I enjoy the quizzes. I don’t think it is a fad and hence I log in more than once a day. I am not ashamed to admit that I am addicted to Facebook, although I feel fairly confident that I don’t need a rehab to get out of it. It is one of those cases of positive addiction. At least, that is what I want to believe – The curious case of Facebook Addiction..!