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Today On CNN Headline News: My Thoughts on Social Media Addiction

As someone who has recently enmeshed myself and my work in the social media world, the topic I am discussing on CNN Headline News today is especially relevant for me: social media addiction.

Granted, I have yet to reach social media overload, but considering all the channels we have for networking with potentially thousands of friends and “followers” – on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, MySpace and literally hundreds of other sites – it’s clear social media could easily monopolize your life. And it begs the question…

Can social media networking become an addiction if left unchecked?

The answer, my friends, is yes.

While the majority of people who use social media networking for fun or work strike just the right balance between virtual and real-life socializing, there are those among us who cross that line. It’s simply a matter of knowing who, what and why some are at risk, especially among teens and tweens.

Today on CNN Headline News I am speaking on the topic of Addiction 3.0 and The Facebook Detox:

  • Who’s at risk
  • Warning signs
  • Symptoms
  • Talking to your kids about it
  • How to regulate your kids’ accounts if you suspect a problem

As soon as I have a clip of the video segment I’ll post a link to it here. And on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and MySpace of course 🙂

Dr. Gregory Jantz

Founder of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources

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1 Comment

  1. Dr. Jantz

    There is actually a program called reSTART that helps Internet Addicts. Internet Addiction is major issue in South Korea and China. I’ve written a fictional book to raise awareness of the issue called, Facebook Addiction: The Life & Times of Social Networking Addicts.

    Amazon: http://www.thefacebookaddiction.com/links/retail/amazon
    Blog: http://www.thefacebookaddiction.com/blog
    More Info: http://www.TheFaceBookaddiction.com




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