Niche Addiction

Relatively harmless activities are becoming niche addictions

Implications - Social networks are creating niche groups, and even new addictions. One of the most notable side effects of technology is the growing addiction to electronics and internet media. When enjoyment becomes an obsession, or leads to abuse, it can be costly. This is creating opportunities for marketers to provide the means for recovery.
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Needle Freaks - Extreme Tattoo Addiction
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Warm 62,383 Clicks Pub: May 21, 07
Needle Freaks
Extreme Tattoo Addiction
There was a time when tattoos were thought to be a passing trend but for some people tattoos have become an addiction. Some people are opting to be body-locked - covering their bodies from head to toe… [More]
Rehab Backlashes - David Duchovny Punished for Sex Addiction
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Warm 55,543 Clicks Pub: Sep 1, 08
Rehab Backlashes
David Duchovny Punished for Sex Addiction
While rehab and DUIs have helped the careers of many Hollywood ‘IT’ girls, actor David Duchovny is facing a bit of a backlash after his entry to rehab for sex addiction. Fashion retailers Johnston & Murphy… [More]
Obsession WIth Celebrity Teen Pregnancy - Stars and Siblings Having Babies
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Average 29,764 Clicks Pub: Sep 7, 08
Obsession WIth Celebrity Teen Pregnancy
Stars and Siblings Having Babies
In 2008, it seems that the world has become obsessed with celebrity babies. Even celebrity SIBLING's are generating buzz. From Oprah, who hid a pregnancy at 14, to Anna Nichole who had a baby with her… [More]
Shoe Addiction - Showering & Swimming with Bocage
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Mild 5,685 Clicks Pub: Jun 22, 08
Shoe Addiction
Showering & Swimming with Bocage
We all know that women love fancy shoes. But when these shoes are Bocage, women love them so much that they keep them on even while taking a shower or swimming. That is what these new ads for French shoe… [More]
Porn & Pancakes - Free Breakfast to Help Fight Your Addiction
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Untested 5,914 Clicks Pub: Apr 5, 07
Porn & Pancakes
Free Breakfast to Help Fight Your Addiction
Fight your addiction to the naughty online world with a free pancake breakfast! The founder of XXXChurch.com, which helps people to battle their addiction, has launched a new breakfast counseling program… [More]
Internet Addict Camp (Part II) - South Korean Weboholics
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Untested 4,005 Clicks Pub: Nov 19, 07
Internet Addict Camp (Part II)
South Korean Weboholics
South Korea is likely the world’s most wired nation, and today's kids have grown up online, networked and broadbanded. Just about every street corner has a “PC bang,” or internet parlors where kids… [More]
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