Can Twitter, Facebook, MySpace become addicting?

Can Twitter, Facebook, MySpace become addicting?

Hey Guy’s and Gal’s,

Do you spend alot of time on social networking sites? Well, Ben Alexander thought so, when he recently admitted himself into ReStart. Who or what is ReStart? well after doing a little digging I found an article, on Fox News in my local area where Nicholas K. Gerands from the Associated Press writes:

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The center, called ReSTART, is somewhat ironically located near Redmond, headquarters of Microsoft and a world center of the computer industry. It opened in July and for $14,000 offers a 45-day program intended to help people wean themselves from pathological computer use, which can include obsessive use of video games, texting, Facebook, eBay, Twitter and any other time-killers brought courtesy of technology.

You can read the whole story here.

So, before we close, I’d like to know, how much time do you devote to social media, and how can you tell the difference between it becoming an addiction, or just a part of your marketing plan.

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