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Researchers create Facebook addiction scale

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Are you addicted to Facebook?

Some new research offers a formula find out.

Researchers in Norway have been studying Facebook dependence and have come up with some criteria to assess addiction to the social networking site.

From the University of Bergen website:

The Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale is based on six basic criteria, where all items are scored on the following scale: (1) Very rarely, (2) Rarely, (3) Sometimes, (4) Often, and (5) Very often:

  • You spend a lot of time thinking about Facebook or plan use of Facebook.
  • You feel an urge to use Facebook more and more.
  • You use Facebook in order to forget about personal problems.
  • You have tried to cut down on the use of Facebook without success.
  • You become restless or troubled if you are prohibited from using Facebook.
  • You use Facebook so much that it has had a negative impact on your job/studies.

Read more here:

http://www.amsciepub.com/doi/abs/10.2466/02.09.18.PR0.110.2.501-517
 

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