Monday, January 4, 2010
Since Facebook opened its gates to more than college students in 2004, its mission to “make the world more open and connected” has done more harm than good for many. Some users have forgone their relationships and responsibilities, in order to Facebook. Parents have reached out to school counselors, corporate HR departments have sought work performance psychologists, and couples have turned to marriage counselors to help their spouses overcome social media addictive behavior. In fact, this past week Facebook Detoxing has been trending online as a top New Year's Resolutions for 2010.
Information Technology (IT) Consultant Nnamdi Osuagwu noticed the Facebook Addiction trend, while training his clients on social media. He later learned that his friends and even himself had become emotionally attached to social media services as well.