Social networks: The blackout of social networks on Monday (4) revealed chaos that goes far beyond a technology problem. We live in a society that is increasingly dependent on digital content and this can pose serious risks to your physical and mental health. People had to spend hours without access to their favorite digital content and many revealed how dependent they are on these tools.
Through this event I followed people’s behavior during and after the return of social networks. If, while the blackout lasted, the person picked up his cell phone to constantly search for something to do or analyze whether he had already returned. If the person was looking for someone else social networks, this already serves as a warning of a possible addiction. Depending on the extent to which it had an impact, the extent of the problem is revealed.
It is necessary to remember that a short time ago we did not have these networks and we were alive. What happens to self-indulgence today, so that we cannot use other means and arguments in everyday life? To find out if the person is suffering from this addiction, look at some situations that happened to many users during the time when the applications were not available.
He stood looking at his cell phone and didn’t know what to do;
I would constantly enter applications to see if it was back;
You got into apps you weren’t using and got lost;
He felt pain;
He became impatient and/or irritated;
He had the impression that he received a notification;
Change of mood.
If you experienced some or many of these symptoms during the day yesterday, it is a good idea to turn on the warning sign as these symptoms are related to nomophobia. To make matters worse, there are instances where the person feels this absence so much that they may experience nausea, sweating, and other physical symptoms.