By Neeti Sarkar, The Hindu:
Psychologist Carl Jung said “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” Had he lived in the present day, he might have wanted to add ‘social media’ to that list of addictives!
According to a research conducted by Salford Business School at the University of Salford in UK, popular social networking sites feed anxiety and can make people feel insecure. A survey of hundreds of social network site users found that more than half of them admitted that the sites have changed their behaviour, and half of them said their lives had been altered for the worse. The study also demonstrated the addictive powers of the Internet, with 55 per cent of people saying they felt “worried or uncomfortable” when they could not access their Facebook or email accounts…. Read more