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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Some Serious Consequences Of Social Media Addiction

*-- Result Of Excessive Use Of WhatsApp Typing:- A woman used WhatsApp messaging service so much over the last Christmas that she ended up in hospital. The Lancet medical journal noted a report by medical staff who treated a 34-year-old emergency medicine physician who was 27 months pregnant and sought treatment for severe pain in her wrists. She had no history of trauma and was not engaged in any excessive physical activities in previous days. However, on Christmas day, 2013, she spent nearly six hours holding weighty mobile and sending vast quantities of messages. The diagnosis was bilateral extensor pollicis longus tendenitis of the thumb-- or what they have nicknamed "WhatsAppitis". *-- Teen Tried To Kill Himself Because Of Bad Quality Of His Selfies:-
A selfie-addicted British teen tried to kill himself because he did not like any of the photos he had taken. Danny Bowman, 19, spent about 10 hours each day taking up to 200 photos of himself on his iPhone. He then overdosed on pills, but his mother intervened and kept him alive. Bowman's case is extreme, yes, but psychiatrists are starting to consider selfie-addiction as serious mental issue. *-- Girl Was Killed By Train While Retrieving Her Cellphone:-
In March 2014, a 14-year-old girl was killed by a train while retrieving her cellphone which she dropped on the tracks. Jenna Betti was hit by a freight train in Martinez CA. According to Jenna's mother Dena Betti, she had reportedly sitting on tracks with her boyfriend and jumped off when she saw the train approaching. However, realizing that she had dropped her phone she ran back for it but misjudged the distance of frieght train and was 'sucked by its vacuum'. *-- Woman Committed Suicide After Being Accused Of Facebook Addiction:- In February 2014, a 24-year-old Indian woman who was confronted by her parents over her obsession with Facebook responded by hanging herself with the ceiling fan. Sushma Goswami 24, who had discovered Facebook only a few months earlier and the site quickly turned into addiction as she spent hours in front of her computer. Her younger brother followed suit and bot raised the ire of their parents while neglecting their daily chores while doing little else beyond spending time online. Following the confrontation with her parents Goswami locked herself in her room and was found hanging from a ceiling fan next morning. Sadly, it is not the first case that young Indian woman took her own life over Facebook. in October 2013, a 17-year-old girl in Parbhani district of Maharashtra committed suicide after argument with her parents over her obsession with Facebook. " Is Facebook so bad? I can not stay in a home with such restrictions, as I can not live without Facebook" She wrote in her suicide note.

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