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On the Facebook syndrome

Jan 9, 2014, 10:04 AM

Facebook - a popular name among those who are so much into it - is one of the fastest growing social networking websites on the Internet. Each day, countless numbers of people flock to Facebook.com and keep in contact with friends and to meet new people.

Individuals who have an account in Facebook have become addicted, and are now using more of their time to socialize with other people amidst the distance and lack of time. Yet even if a community like Facebook serves numerous advantages, it also proves to have certain disadvantages as well.

There are many disadvantages in using Facebook. Many people believe that Facebook has a lot of advantages, and is convenient to use. But they ignore all the disadvantages that come with it. Excess of everything is bad, and the statement is true about Facebook.

These are some of the disadvantages of using Facebook:  Weak eyesight - staring at a computer screen can weaken your eyesight. Facebook can only be accessed through the Internet and, if you use it too much, then your eyesight will get worse. Facebook also provides many games and applications that require you to focus on the screen for a long time. Your eyesight can get worse if you use Facebook for too long.

Being time consuming, Facebook addiction can be construed as a disadvantage because of inordinate amounts of time spent on the website and self-imposed time limits aren’t set.

Facebook has met with some of criticism. It has been blocked intermittently in several countries. It has also been banned at many places of work to discourage employees from wasting time using the service.

Thus, one area which is worth consolidating on is self-regulation. A very serious issue concerning the Internet in general is that there are thousands of pornographic sites on the Internet that can be easily found, which can be a detrimental factor in letting children use the Internet.

“Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero