Study: Social Media More Addicting Than Cigarettes, Sex - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Study: Social Media More Addicting Than Cigarettes, Sex

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

Are you addicted to Facebook and Twitter? A new study finds the cravings could be worse than cigarettes and sex.

The study comes from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

For one week, researchers followed 250 people with smartphones in Germany.

They checked in with them about every 30 minutes and found the hardest desires to resist were going on social media sites.

The experts say the people wanted Facebook and Twitter more than cigarettes and sex.

The study's lead author says people can become addicted to social media sites because they're free, readily accessible and hard to turn down.

Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices