Productivity trap Internet: Does social media make you sick?

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"If you sit on the toilet today and tear off the last sheet, you are somehow disappointed if there is not an Internet address on it and you can request more detailed information about the toilet paper," said the journalist and author Friedrich Küppersbusch - and describes with it our problem exactly. social-media

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Martin Geiger 62Martin Geiger is a productivity expert, keynote speaker, lecture speaker and coach.


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Unlimited possibilities?

The possibilities that the Internet offers us are as diverse as they are unmanageable: shopping, surfing, researching, playing, emailing, blogging, status reports at Facebook Posting and reading, scouring new tweets and answering contact inquiries on Xing - for many this is just as much part of everyday life as breakfast or shopping.

The activities on the Internet, especially in social networks, conquer an ever-increasing area of ​​our leisure time. But when will this become a serious problem? Some people no longer manage to limit their online time and only work online. This leads to problems, for example with the family or with partners who feel neglected.

The danger of losing sight of the overview

Anyone who falls into the flood of information runs the risk of losing sight of the overview. The fact is that we consume too much information from too many media. Everywhere information is waiting to be processed by us.

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According to a study conducted by the Council for Research Excellence, every US citizen spends an average of more than 8,5 hours a day in front of a screen, whether it is a computer screen, a TV or a game console.

46 million people online

According to a survey published by 2012 on behalf of the Federal Association for Information Management, Telecommunications and New Media eV, around 46,1 million people were online in Germany at this time.

Of these, 76 percent is represented in a social network. In the age group of the 14 to 29 age, it is even 96 percent. Ascending trend.

The world will continue to change

Do you believe that Company that enable traffic through network solutions, the world will continue to change dramatically. A report from the company Cisco shows that the mobile data traffic will continue to increase dramatically in the future:

Up to 2016 21 times! We then move into data dimensions that seem unimaginable to us today: 393 petabytes - one petabyte equals one million gigabytes - are then pushed back and forth month by month by data exchange.

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Acceptable states of exhaustion?

You always want to be available, not miss anything - and you may not be able to switch off at all. Many people are online all the time, both professionally and privately. What does that do to them? If you have to face Facebook checks and writes his first tweet, while at work posts to his friends and ends the evening with a chat, he has a serious problem.

Experts fear serious exhaustion in people who are no longer able to cope with the different identities in social networks and the requirements of real life.

Social Media Burnout as a New Disease

Psychologists have therefore identified “social media burnout” as a new clinical picture. It comprises a physical, mental and mental state of exhaustion, triggered by permanent activities in social networks.

The universities of Maryland and Chicago have proven the serious consequences of such studies: social media has become an addiction.

Looking for internet greater than cigarettes and alcohol

After that, the desire for social networks is greater than that for nicotine or alcohol. Only the need for sleep and sex was, according to the researchers - fortunately - even greater.

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Whiskey and cigarettes were yesterday. More and more people are internally addicted: More than half of the people are communicating online more often than in real life.

Physical companionships

The renouncing of the intoxicant Internet also has a physical effect: those affected begin to sweat, they tremble, act desperately and anxiously, are restless and extremely nervous, as drug and alcohol addicts are with the withdrawal of their intoxicants.

The addicts also neglect their professional and personal obligations and real social contacts because they can no longer control the time they spend online. You are forced to tweet all the time, or facebook or to check their emails.

A week alone in a mountain hut?

But even if it is not so bad for you: Would we spend a week alone in a secluded mountain hut, without Internet and mobile phone reception?

What one feels as a relaxing and enjoyable one, provides for others for withdrawal phenomena - after all, one quickly feels excluded from the daily news stream.

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