Internet Addicted: Only Online
Authors: Saima Khursheed Beigh, Humera shafi
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That’s right you can’t even dare to imagine what havoc it’ll wreck. All the world is a global stage; the games you play, the Smartphone you use, the place you just checked in, the food you tasted, the feelings you have felt during all the time, the friends who were with you during all these personal events and the spirits you felt are ought to be public because all the world’s a global stage. Our lives have been influenced by the technological revolution to such an extent that we feel incomplete when we don’t have access to the internet or even mobile phones. Since the advent of technology, life has taken a vivid shot, home visits are being replaced by Skype Sittings, Letters have been replaced by the E-mail and SMS, sparing some time for reading any cosseting Book has changed from specific to any time by E-Books, womenfolk can get dose of retail therapy anytime & anywhere thanks to online shopping portals and of course Men aren’t far behind in the race, researching from books is a big No when the Google Scholar is available, learning any culinary or procedural skill is being replaced by YouTube, talking by mouth has being replaced by Thumbs. But is this revolution bringing us together or actually tearing us apart. This question has paved way for Psychologists to develop a new field called Media Psychology and the American Psychological Association has setup The Society for Media Psychology and Technology of, i.e., APA division 46. From Friendster to Facebook, Twitter to Google+: there are around 200 social networking sites .Since, the rise of social media Parents have always been vexed and anxious about what their children are doing online but the real apprehension is what influence does social media have on all of us. The most imperative issues that we face in this tech-world are online identity, online relationships, addiction to computers and Internet, iDisorder, Facebook Addiction Disorder (F.A.D); regressive behavior in cyberspace and of course some people’s inclination of online gender-switching.