5 Tips To Free Yourself From Facebook Addiction

The largest social networking site, Faceboook, has almost 750 million active users worldwide and out of which almost 10 million are Facebookaholics. Well, Facebookaholics is a term given to Facebook addicts. Think you all know that excess of everything is bad.

Facebook Addiction

But excess of Facebook is worse! How? Well, you get hooked to it, escape your work, give less time to your friends (in reality, I mean), if you are a student, you even escape your homework and studies for Facebook. And now if you too are fighting with the addiction to Facebook, here are some tips to free yourself from that.

1. Set a login time

Well, working according to a time table really keeps you organized. So instead of logging in whenever you feel like just set a particular time for that. And yes, the point is to get yourself out of this addiction, so you need to set your logging out time too and limit yourself from stay for too long on Facebook.

2. Try blogging or youtubing

Blog and YouTube are really good and effective remedies for Facebook-addiction. You can blog instead of wasting time on Facebook or you can watch videos on YouTube. Well, blogging can also prove to be addictive sometimes, but I know that if you are a Facebookaholic, it’d be tough for you to be a blogaholic. No worries then!

3. Restrain and withdraw

I mean you have to stop yourself from commenting on anyone’s statuses, on pictures you get tagged in and also you have to resist yourself from updating your own statuses every now and then. You have to withdraw from whatever gives you pleasure and hook you to Facebook. Well, I know that’s really tough for a Facebookaholic, but, you see, in order to overcome this addiction, you have to do that.

4. Engage yourself somewhere else

You can always try engaging yourself somewhere else whenever you feel a strong urge to log in not according to your time table. You can hang out with your friends, can play video games, can try thinking of a new topic to blog on and etc.

5. Delete your account

I know that this point really sounds very dumb and stunning too. Deleting your Facebook profile and losing whole of your friends list and messages is like having a cloud burst above your head, but after all you are doing all this for your own sake only. Well, this is the ultimatum, and I know none of you would try it ever, but if all of them 4 points above fail, and still you are very determined to give up this addiction, try this 5th step, it’s the only way out.

Facebook is a good social networking site yet addictive. Well, if you spend a lotta time on Facebook, it ultimately means that you too are a Facebookaholic! And now it means that you have to think of something to get yourself out from this addiction. Hope this helps you.

This article is written by Bharat Chauhan. He likes coffee and Pepsi very much, cause those are very good source of caffeine instead of doing drugs. If you wish to write for us, kindly check this.

Why Facebook Is So Addictive? [CASE STUDY]

More than 500 million active users, an average of 130 friends each, a total of 700 billion minutes spent per month with a daily usage of 55 minutes. Just what is it about Facebook that kept us logged like that, we allow it to control our lives and made us became willing contributors to Mark Zuckerberg’s wealth?

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We feel worthy

Every single status update, photo shared and link posted you have made on your Facebook wall is actually attributed to a theory on psychology. Abraham Maslow stated that humans have three basic needs, which are for love, affection and a sense of belonging. We might not realize it but that in sharing with our friends our activities and photographs, we are actually seeking for attention and belongingness. We want people to notice us and of course, we feel better when they do and take time to comment on our posts. The best is that it’s OK to do so on Facebook because that’s what Facebook is meant for. I often joke and call all these a case of narcissism!

And then we subscribe to the email notifications that notify us as soon as someone makes a comment on your posts. These only show how addicted we are to Facebook that we NEED to know when someone has had something said. And we’d check out that comment right away, sometimes even through the email itself so that we save a few seconds of “anxiety”. We do love ourselves so much eh? Most people even have notifications that alert them whenever someone has commented after them. Now, Facebook is going to empower your lives.


Stalking (or being a busybody) is fun!

Now, don’t tell me that you haven’t done this at any point. If I, the average Facebook user, have done it and continue to do so, I believe that this happens elsewhere too. There is surely someone among your “friends” that you want to know more about. You’d want to see if that colleague of yours has a wild side, you want to check out your schoolmate’s wedding gown or you want to know if your ex has a new girl. Stalking will happen more frequently if it involves someone whom you have a crush on. I speak from experience. Facebook is great because it gives you peeks into people’s lives without them even knowing it.


Increasing your number of “friends”

Facebook has brought together people who have been separated after they have left school, a workplace or even a country. I thought it was simply marvellous that a classmate from primary school, whom I have last seen 10 years ago, found me on Facebook. You’d never who you’d find or find you each time you log in. Facebook makes this task easier by suggesting people whom it thinks you might know. And so you log in each time hoping that your number of friends will grow. I know having a large number of friends is flattering!

Besides growing the number of friends, I mean widening your network, Facebook is a great tool for catching up. You don’t have to pick up the phone anymore only to stumble on what to say. A quick ‘hi’ on your friends’ wall suffices to let them know that they are in your thoughts.


It’s the most fun site to kill boredom

What other site lets you snoop around people’s lives, have a say on their photos and statuses, read articles that they think are worth reading and watch videos that they feel you should not miss? When you have gone through all those, there are quizzes that help you get to know yourself better. And of course, there were the days when Facebook games ruled our lives (and still do). Animals need to be tended to at all times and crops need to be watched to prevent thieves from stealing them. There were also cafes and restaurants to run. How can one not be addicted to Facebook with such “commitments” needed from it?

It is hard to imagine what we all did in our past time and how we managed to keep everything to ourselves before the creation of Facebook. I don’t remember Friendster or MySpace being this big. Facebook looks set to stay for a couple more years, even longer unless something more powerful (and addictive) crops up. Just to end this piece, here’s a question:

Q: When FaceBook, MySpace and Twitter merge into one super social networking company what will it be called?

A: They will call it “My Twit Face.”

This article is written by Jasmine. She is an experienced web developer and web consultant. She is also the chief editor at 100WebHosting.com – a web hosting review and resources website.

5 Simple Ways To Make Your Blog Addictive

Blogging is a hobby for few and it is life for many. The main thing you must know in blogging is to attract each and every visitor and make them your reader. It is a must to do if you do blogging as a hobby or for life. Who is a visitor? A visitor is someone who comes to your blog for the first time through any referrals or through search engines or through any means. Who is a reader? A reader is someone who visits your blog daily or hourly for reading some new good things. It is not easy to convert your visitors to readers but it is not that much hard as well. Following some simple things and implementing the same can help a lot in achieving it. Here are some simple 5 ways to convert your blog visitor to a reader and make them addictive.

Blogging Addiction

#1 – Plan your content :

The first and main thing you must take care is the content of your blog. Always remember one thing that you are writing for your readers and not for the spiders. You must have a damn good and useful content to get it done for you. Without a good content it is not possible to convert even if you follow 600 ways. Content is the king as always said.

When you are giving good contents then the visitors will stay in your blog for more time which can convert in good ratios. Do keep in mind that a planned content posting will always help you rather than posting it without any order. I mean post one or two articles daily and it is well and good if you can post more. This will create an impression to your visitors that this blog is getting updated twice a day with good contents. Chances are more for bookmarking your blog.


#2 – Encourage Commentators :

This is the second best thing you must do. Encourage your commentators by sending them a Thanks e-mail for posting the comments and ask them to visit again. Also keep a Top commentator widget on the sidebars or footers to show your visitors that some activities are going on always. Also conduct “Top Commentators Of The Month” contest and allocate ad slots for them in the sidebar. You will get good flow of comments if you make your blog a do follow one but of course never encourage keywords usage. That will make your blog look spammy.


#3 – Have Regular Giveaways :

This can get you loads of new readers for sure. Make a habit of giving some giveaways regularly but not too regularly. You can plan it accordingly as per the $ in your pocket. Make sure that you place these giveaways visible to all clean and clear, this can attract them easily. You can conduct competitions like tweet the post or post comments or facebook share etc. Do not forget to post about the winner of the competition because that will show that you are loyal in giving away.


#4 – E-mail your readers :

Whenever you post something really useful and if you think that it will be useful to your readers also then shoot out a mail to them. It can be something like a killer post or a pillar post etc. Make sure that the mails are not spam and not sent too often because this may create a bad impression on your blog.


#5 – Make your blog interactive :

A blog must be always an interactive one so try to make your blog as much as possible. Try to posts articles which can invoke your visitors and make them participate in that. It can be anything like a voting post or thoughts sharing post or anything which can make the blog live.

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