We already know the unpredictable harms of alcoholism and drug use. What about social addiction (MXH)? It really exists and causes harm to our physical and mental.
While there have not been many studies on social media addiction, we can use some of the following information to determine the severity of the problem.
The annual survey of Ditch the Label 2017 shows that young people are increasingly dependent on social media:
75% use at least several times a day
60% could not stand it without MXH in a day
34% said they would delete the post if there were not enough “likes”
40% said they would feel uncomfortable if no one liked their selfie
35% say the more followers their account has, the more confident they will feel
47% said they would not discuss the negative aspects of their lives in the media
When asked, “How long can you not check your social media accounts?”, 5% said they could not do it, 14% said 3-5 hours. In addition, 14% said that they would feel stressed because they had no access to social media for a day.
So is surfing Facebook, clicking like and accessing social media constantly harmful to users’ health?
The answer is yes! Social media addiction can have a number of consequences as follows:
Lack of sleep / difficulty sleeping
Anxiety, restlessness, insecurity
The feeling of loneliness is increasing
The brain in a state of tension
Appearance, health and physical health are not well developed
Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) forever living in a state of fear.
addicted to social networks
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Here are some signs of social addiction:
The first thing you do in the morning is check out Facebook
You start everything with #Hashtag: #About #Everything #Under #The #Sun
You believe that life is what is happening on social media, rather than in reality
Regularly check if a comment has been shared, click “like” or comment
You feel sad that no one has commented on your newly updated status on Facebook
You will take down a post if it does not reach a certain number of “likes”
You are obsessed with your appearance on social media
You cannot go to the restroom without carrying your phone
You always compare yourself with other people online
You care too much about increasing followers on Instagram
You judge others by their social profiles
You find yourself having to visit Facebook / Twitter / Instagram regularly, every few minutes so you don’t miss any new updates.
Quiz: How much are you dependent on social media?
Find out through Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale. Initially applied only to Facebook addiction, this table has been expanded to assess the level of addiction to all social networking sites in general.
Read the following 6 sentences. Each question you evaluate your level of use of social networks on a scale from 1 to 5. (1-very rare, 2-rare, 3-sometimes, 4-often, and 5-very often).
You spend a lot of time thinking about your social media or posts.
You feel the urge to use social media more.
You use social media to forget about problems in your life.
You tried to cut down on time using social media, but failed.
You become nervous or restless when you can’t use social media.
You often use social media to the point that it adversely affects your life (career / education / parenting / relationships).
If you score 4 or 5 points (often or very often) on at least 4 of the 6 sentences above, you may be subject to socialism. If you really want to change and end this situation, please contact your health care professional for advice and give the most appropriate solution.
Farmers in mountainous Peru collect water from … fog
In the town of Villa Lourdes in the high mountains of Peru, people used to pay a lot of money for trucks to irrigate crops. But recently, a woman named Lima helped her town get clean water three times a week. Her solution was simple but effective, using fog.
She used nets made of small threads to stand on the hillside to condense the fog into water. This net is installed to catch the wind, the fog brought by the wind will condense on the net and then fall down. Each such net obtains from 200 liters to 400 liters of water per day, where that water will be led into tanks, for domestic use and irrigation.
This method is obviously effective, long-term and extremely economical because of its low installation cost, simplicity and no need for power. If compared to the way to pay for water trucks, the difference is obvious.
According to Permaculture Magazine, this way of using fog is also very potential in the waters where ordinary people only separate salt from water, which is extremely energy-consuming. Fog collecting nets are also used in urban areas to bring clean water to slums.
However, this method also has certain disadvantages. The first is an unstable supply. There are places where the fog is maintained steadily but in some places it is not, in addition to depending on the wind direction. Besides, although this water is generally quite clean, if in a place with heavy air pollution, it may get impurities in the air.
In terms of installation costs, it depends on the size of the mesh, the price of raw materials, labor costs and the location of the installation. Small nets cost between 75 and 200 USD. 40m2 net can cost from 1000 – 1500 USD and can be used for 10 years. If you want to get about 2000 liters of water a day, you need to invest about 15,000 USD. With the help of the community, the construction cost will drop.
Probably in a humid place like Vietnam, we can consider using technology like this.