Facebook addiction

Discussion in 'Internet Addiction' started by rcfergie5, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. rcfergie5

    rcfergie5 Guest

    After last night, I decided to deactivate my Facebook, at least for a while. I had just realized, I have an addiction to it too. It wasn't just that I spent too much time on Facebook, there's really only at least 5 people out of almost 300 friends who talk to me, or even comment on ny status updates and such, some people I wrote posts on their walls, they either just like the post, or never respond at all, and I constantly check in, and what's the worst, I always check in after I wake up, and check in before bed. A very silent but vicious cycle.

    This is bred from my Internet addiction, much like my Internet porn addiction. Plus, Facebook is almost saturated with a degree of porn. Not to mention there are a lot of good looking girls on there.

    Makes me realize how addictive Facebook really is. It's overrated, even. ::) anyone who's also a Facebook addict, I suggest you deactivate your account, and do the same as me. Because I'm going to use the time I won't be wasting on Facebook, to socialize. I'm even using the rule about using the Internet itself before noon and after 7PM.
  2. Skorpion

    Skorpion New Member

    I deactivated mine for about 2 weeks, and to be honest... I felt disconnected from the world. Also, 2 days after I reactivated it an old friend told me she had a dream about me... Now would I have known that if I didn't reactive it? Nope. So now what I do is only check to see if anyone has contacted me and if not, I quickly close fb.

    But thats just me, for others it might be hard to do, so its all about preference.
  3. rcfergie5

    rcfergie5 Guest

    That's a very good idea, I'll try checking in once every week and see of anyone contacted me there, if not I just close out.
  4. superduper

    superduper break the chains of porn

    I can easily go a month without facebook and not think about it...then once I start it again, I will check it compulsively. I have to stop myself whenever I get the urge to open a tab. Kinda like kicking the PMO.
  5. rcfergie5

    rcfergie5 Guest

    Apparently that's exactly how it is with anything you get addicted to. Nicotine, drugs, PMO (or even just porn or masturbation by itself), caffeine, the internet, etc.

    BAMBAM New Member

    And the crappy thing about facebook is that there is no real deactivation at all! If you deactivate your account and re-log back in, everything is there.
  7. Skorpion

    Skorpion New Member



    BAMBAM New Member

  9. Laurynas

    Laurynas 300 Days+ Experienced.

    I don't even use up to even 30 mins of my time to FB daily. Checked in - reviewed what's new (highlights). Usage of FB - 30% for myself 70% for my team/work. Average logon time - 2-3 minutes and 3-4 times a day.
  10. elchancho

    elchancho Guest

    Do you think facebook addiction is dangerous? I use it every day, but i rarely post something, i just chat with my friends instead of using the cell phone. But i noticed that it is always on when i am on the computer... I can easily go without facebook, but when i go back home i check it and spend some time on it... Don't know, probably i am addicted to facebook too, but i don't see it as harmful, unless it triggers you using porn again.
  11. BAMBAM

    BAMBAM New Member

    I don't think there's a such thing as an addiction that isn't harmful. Anything done in excess isn't good.
  12. elchancho

    elchancho Guest

    True enough. As a matter of fact i am trying to reduce the time spent on facebook, also to avoid relapsing.
    However, i don't think that checking facebook, get drunk sometimes, smoking a few sigarettes etc are as dangerous as porn for me right now. That's basically what i meant before. I want to stop with porn, when i'll feel free from that i will consider a more healty life.
  13. WeekbyWeek

    WeekbyWeek Guest

    Get a piece of paper, physical bookmark, playing card, visa bill, whatever....some piece of paper.

    Open up a new word document.

    Press random letters and numbers.

    Write the random letters and numbers on the piece of paper.

    Close the document without saving.

    Make the random letters and numbers your new facebook password.

    Fold the paper, and put it in a book on a random page.

    Go 24 hours without checking your facebook.

    Use the paper, check your notifications and messages, no newsfeed. (Less novelty).

    Go 48 hours.

    Use the paper.

    Go 72 hours...you get it. Just do it. When was the last time you lied on the grass and looked up at the stars?
  14. rcfergie5

    rcfergie5 Guest

    I've been using Facebook everyday, but I don't spend as much time a day using it. Thankfully that addiction is not as strong as I imagined. Although I still got to be careful.
  15. Azrael

    Azrael Guest

    It should be easy for me to quit Facebook now... I have a stalker who's been harassing me on there -_- I decided that the easiest way to deal with this was to just never log into Facebook again (since I have no real use for it anyway) and not respond to any text of hers.
  16. randomness

    randomness New Member

    Hehehe, and here I was making a topic of whether I should OPEN a facebook account.

    This thread has been food for thought 8)
  17. Lol, I stalked a girl I like and not the opposite like you and now I think facebook isn't really useful for me. I just check pictures from girls I know and see what some bands post.
    I will avoid it for some weeks and see if it is beneficial. Also, I think it is more therapeutical to call your friends if you want to contact them, instead of chatting, at least in my case, because I sometimes avoid calling people.
  18. ted93704

    ted93704 Keep Your Heads Up!

    I have an addiction to finding and stalking underage girls or pretty much any pretty girl on facebook. I'll create fake accounts, get them to add me and then call tehm late at night. Its really bad. I havent done it in a while but I still sometimes fap to their pics. I"m trying to break this addiction but its hard. Whats really amazing is that I've even created accounts and rpetened to be ar eally hot guy..and that gets me pics and phone sex from some of the girls. Pathetic huh?
  19. Arthur

    Arthur Guest

    I deleted my facebook account about 8 months ago. I was wasting a lot of time on it .... waiting for updates, posts, etc. Reading a news feed containing the most trivial information ... and then waiting for more ... and for what?

    So I got rid of it, and haven't missed it. And now I'm dealing with the other time wasters in my life :) Facebook wasn't the only one of course.

    But that's my personal thing. Facebook is just a tool, and like any tool can be used for good or bad purposes. If you know how to use Facebook well, then good for you. Use it! But if Facebook is using you, you should leave it back in the dust.
  20. I'm not a fan of any social networking sites anymore. I check one twitter and one FB page daily though, but I don't actually have them, and it's a page of my favorite internet radio personality.

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