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Social Networking Phobia

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on August 20, 2010

As we known, there are so many people in different groups, ages, and genders that use social networking sites. Social Networking is the grouping of individuals groups based on specific interest that members of the group may share or other words refers to as web-based services a list of other users with whom they share a connection.

There are many online Social Networks group that have become established, including Facebook, Myspace, Bebo, Friendster, LinkedIn, Youtube, Flickr and Twitter. Usually, these kinds of networks are used for the users to connect their real friends and families, such as sharing their own pictures and easier for them to communicate rather than talk on the phone and e-mail.

Social networking Phobia, or socialis commissura phobia, is caused by the fear of posting something online and then having your posts or photos found by someone you know, or maybe even your employer or future employer.

As more and more people get online and start using social networking sites, more and more people are in danger of having their personal lives found out. If you post something about your sex life and your mom found it, you might be devastated. If you post photos of you at a wild party and your boss found it, you could be fired.

Generalized social phobia is characterized by fear/avoidance of social situations and fear of being judged negatively by others,” the authors write as background information in the article. “It is the most common anxiety disorder in the general population, with the lifetime prevalence estimated at 13.3 percent, and it is associated with a high risk for depression, alcohol and drug abuse and suicide.” What matters is that Social Phobia and Social networking Phobia are same concept but the second one is for our age.


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  1. onmywaytomentalhealth said, on August 28, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Another comparison that can be drawn between the two phenomena – introverts in real life (I realize the word real is problematic at best, sorry) might be the same in cyberspace. In other words, people who tend to have just one or two close friends/spouse etc. might not be as keen to post their details on different social networks that potentially expose them to a wide number of people. What do you think?

  2. fartashphoto said, on August 28, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    You’re right, I think you don’t have to limit and prohibit yourself because maybe someone use your information to disturb you.
    The other thing is FaceBook and Twitter are basicly tools , you can use them to in right or wrong way, like using a knife. we never bar knifes in cities because you can kill people with them, they’re so useful in other ways. hope you got what I mean :O)

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