The 'Facebook Addiction: Fact or Fad?' Chart is Alarming

By: Courtney Scharf - Published: May 28, 2012 • References: rehab-international.org and editorial.designtaxi
Both hilarious and daunting, the 'Facebook Addiction: Fact or Fad?' chart is a stat-filled snapshot of what social media dependency looks like today.

Charting the obsessive nature of many Facebook users, the graph is a telling infographic which may encourage web addicts to keep track of the time they spent logged in. Going into an amazing amount of detail in regards to the ramifications of Facebook, the information here is a true testament to the power of social media and Web 2.0. One of the more entertaining pieces of information in the chart comes at a more social angle. In studies done regarding people who post self-deprecating statuses or updates, the response to these is not sympathetic but almost entirely negative.

With such a range of information on a topic that is clearly influential and relevant, this infographic is a startling reminder to browse responsibly.

Infographic Source: Rehab Today