Monday, May 7, 2012

Are You Obsessed With Facebook?

Posted By on Mon, May 7, 2012 at 3:00 PM

No clue what this photo has to do with anything, but I thought it was funny, at least.
  • Photo courtesy of Shutterstock
  • No clue what this photo has to do with anything, but I thought it was funny, at least.

I'm stunned that someone spent time and money coming up with an index for Facebook addiction - not because Facebook can't be a problem, but because the signs see a little obvious - but the University of Bergen came up with a scale, which consists of giving a score to each of these six attributes from 1 (very rarely) to 5 (very often):

You spend a lot of time thinking about Facebook or plan use of Facebook
You feel an urge to use Facebook more and more
You use Facebook in order to forget about personal problems
You have tried to cut down on the use of Facebook without success
You become restless or troubled if you are prohibited from using Facebook
You use Facebook so much that it has had a negative impact on your job/studies.

If you score four or more of those with a four or five, it might be time to turn the computer off.

Tags: , , ,

Comments (5)

Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

More by Dan Gibson

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
Meditation and Buddhist study

Meditation and Buddhist study @ Sky Island Zen

Tuesdays, Saturdays

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Artifact Dance Project: Surrounding Dillinger

Hardened by a decade-long prison sentence for a minor offense, a newly-released John Dillinger assembles a likable… More

@ UA Stevie Eller Dance Theatre Thu., March 23, 7:30-10 p.m., Fri., March 24, 7:30-10 p.m., Sat., March 25, 7:30-10 p.m. and Sun., March 26, 2-4:30 p.m. 1737 E. University Blvd.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. "Martha McSally Is Not Answering" (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. The Weekly List: 16 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next 10 Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Two New(ish) Businesses to Visit During the Street Fair (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Laughing Stock: Tickling the Surly Wench (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. We Look Smaller in Boston (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation