Research: dependence on social networks is higher than on cigarettes
American scientists have published results of their recent research in which are described temptations that are practically impossible to be resisted. The list entered various temptations and sins to which millions of people surrender, but a serious surprise became first place in the rating: near the first place are social internet-services, especially social networks.
The authors of research are employees of Chicago Business School. They maintain that during the last several years checking statuses, comments, pictures and other kinds of updates in social networks interest people more than sex. Social temptations have outrun even cigarettes what seemed to be impossible in the past.
According to scientists, writes Dvice resource all of these have quite logic explanation: most users, who visit their profiles in Facebook and similar projects several times a day, explain it with the fact that checking for updates doesn't take a lot of time and doesn't involve any consequences. Again, certain influence had also accessibility of this virtual temptation.
Even if person-dependent of social networks works in the Company that has closed access to them, he can always open respective web-site using his mobile phone, and many operators even don't charge users for visiting these resources.
In the research of American scientists took part people of both sexes in the age from 18 to 65 years old. Exact number of participants is not mentioned. According to experimentalists they have compared aspiration of these people for visiting social networks for checking updates with desire to have sex, smoke a cigarette, drink alcohol and get another type of pleasure. As has been already mentioned above the highest interest namely social networks have aroused.