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But Twitter a lot of people can't make it through the day without checking them at least once maybe twice maybe more than that but according to a brand new study by three -- at the university of Chicago's social networking service says.
Are more difficult to read this then cigarettes.
-- alcohol joining me now psychiatrist and backed medical eighteen member doctor keep that close to this this moth Roth study.
Doctor apple only 200 people -- well.
What is it mean different in millions and millions of people that he's faced a contender.
Well I think that it's very concerning and you can extrapolate to some extent from the 200 or so folks who -- included in this University of Chicago business schools study.
To the rest of us because it confirms what we've suspected.
People who were polled them they'd they pulled them using -- Blackberry Smartphones.
They would reach out to them and say of these devices and they include as a vice checking social media sites.
What have you been unable to resist doing -- -- smoking.
Drinking when you get an impulse what have you been able to say no to and what can't you say no to.
It turns out checking -- -- Twitter was much harder resist then taking a drink or smoking when you feel like doing those things.
Now one of the reasons that the researchers gave when they looked at their results were they think that people thought there relaxed consequences to their request copied check your twittering I -- that's right now I'm guilty of the satellite.
He has -- there yeah you're addicted to it if then let's say if I if I -- drinking on the -- there's did you compare it in different consequently -- that right or is there really -- me how what is the consequence for super constantly being on Twitter FaceBook.
Well listen this is the trouble every drug of abuse starts with folks think and there are no consequent to Sigmund Freud thought cocaine was fabulous.
Give it to his patients used it himself -- -- realized you can have a stroke you can't get off this stuff.
There isn't there are very serious consequences to FaceBook I think I think that it removes you.
From your real life experience I think it urges you to create a reality television version of yourself.
I think it causing you to think you have thousands of friends and feeds narcissus and we're gonna find out that there are tremendous downsides to social media.
And that you can't resist them and that's a prescription for cultural disaster.
Our right to give it had a prescription if we want to withdraw.
From some of our social media act you know what the way to do that if we get -- -- that back starting today.
Well what you would use you'd say okay I'm gonna put myself on a schedule I'm going to check only at these times even if it's frequently -- -- even if it's.
I'll check once an hour.
That's pretty frequently.
Also holidays a drug holiday because this is a drug say -- on Saturdays I'm not checking from 8 AM to 6 PM.
Don't put it near your bed.
And there are other things to do too because this is a threat don't forget that people on drugs -- off their relationships.
They could care less about anything else.
Here's the thing invest in those things to the exclusion of this thing the social media can take over your life don't let it by a puppy.
Yeah I order a boyfriend.
Love your kids and how -- this stuff is a drug it'll take you.
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