Is Facebook Making Us Stupid, Boring and Insecure?

April 20, 2015 3:34 PM

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In a University of Maryland study, students were asked to go without digital tools for 24 hours. The result? Symptoms of withdrawal. Students reported: "I began going crazy." "I went into absolute panic mode." "I felt paralyzed." "I ... stared blankly. I had nothing to do." "Unplugging ... felt like turning off a life-support system." "I felt dead."

Which made me think a little more closely about my technology use, primarily Facebook, which has been a favorite in the last few years. And I started to wonder, "Is this really serving me?"

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