Communication and addiction in social networks

With the development of technology, our world is becoming more virtual. Noticed how quickly we got used to email, skype and social networks. Less time is spent communicating with friends over the phone, because you can write a message and send a photo. Increasingly, we stay in the evenings at home at the computer, instead of walking, and follow the life of friends on the news on social networks.

Social networks

A social network is a specialized site where people can chat and share information. There are networks for communication, dating, interests.

The most popular is Facebook. It has 1.3 billion users, was created by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004. Users share their information, photos, thoughts. It is possible to create interest groups, as well as pages of what you like.
-VKontakte know all users from Russia. It is also the most popular Russian-language network. Created by Pavel Durov in 2006. It has 342 million active users per month. It is probably hard to find a Russian person who is not registered on VKontakte. This social resource has captured all the inhabitants of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. Users are constantly updating statuses, music photos. A lot of interest groups are being created, these are cinema, music, sports, books and so on. Most registered users take an active part in the life of this Internet resource, and for many it has become a necessity.
Classmates are the second most popular social network in Russia. Launched in March 2006 by Albert Popkov. The user audience of more than 205 million people. Since July 4, 2013, the project is available in English.
My world is from Mail Ru Group. A small social network that is available to users who have an account on the Mail ru mail service.

There are also many interest networks where everyone can find people to talk with and friends in a certain circle of hobbies. For example Instagram, where users share their photos, can add friends, comment on updates. Each user registered on Instagram literally tells his life from photographs: where he was, what he ate, what he dressed today. The Myspace portal is inhabited mainly by musicians and stars. Flics is another photo community.

There are still a lot of dating sites where people get to know and communicate. There are specialized sites where people get to know a specific purpose, such as marriage and family formation. Popular Russian-language website: LovePlanet, Mamba.

Communication Rules

On the website of any social network you can find the rules of conduct on this resource, usually you agree with them when registering. This is a provision on copyright, confidentiality and legislation of the Russian Federation (for Russian-language sites).

The user must not:

  • Create fake accounts.
  • To insult interlocutors
  • Disseminate false information.
  • Distribute advertising information in the form of spam.
  • Distribute malware.
  • Disseminate information containing: propaganda of criminal activity, threats, obscene materials, scenes of violence.
  • It is illegal to post personal materials of third parties without their consent.

The user must:

  • Report all violations of the site administration.
  • Do not provide the username and password of your account to other persons.
  • Bear full responsibility for the information posted on its page.
  • When registering, provide reliable information.
  • Observe the provisions of the legislation of the Russian Federation.


The Internet has made our lives much easier. Messages reach in a second, all the necessary information can be found quite quickly. On the one hand it is very convenient. But there is a minus - these are social networks. It is difficult to find people who are not registered on at least one such site. The idea of ​​creating a social network was the ability to communicate with people and share their information (photos, recordings, videos). Over time, communication on virtual sites began to become addictive.


You have a constant need to go to your page, check messages, even if you know that no one should write to you.
You spend all the time reading the news and browsing the pages of other users, waiting for updates from their information.
You need to daily update your status, as well as posting photos of how you spend time.
You play applications for a long time trying to improve your level in the game.
You have alerts on all devices: phone, computer, email, instant messengers.
Sitting down at the computer to check mail, you spend most of the time on the social network site.

It’s not so difficult to deal with it. To get started, try removing alerts for new messages and updates. Whenever you try to visit the resource’s site, try to do more useful things: read a book, learn a new foreign language, or at least watch a movie. Then try not to visit your page for one day. Spend more time with friends, stop writing messages, if you want to talk, just call. After some time, you will realize that real life is much better than virtual. Just imagine how many things you could do without spending time on the social network site.
Social networks in our lives

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