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OUGD501 - FAD (Facebook Addiction Disorder) Definition

Definition: Facebook addiction means spending an excessive amount of time on Facebook. Typically, it involves a person's Facebook use interfering with important activities in life, such as work, school, or maintaining relationships with family and "real" friends.

Addiction is a strong word, and someone can have a problem with Facebook without having a full-blown addiction. Some call this emerging type of addictive behavior "Facebook addiction disorder" or FAD, but the syndrome is not widely acknowledged as a psychological disorder, though it is being widely studied by psychologists.

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