Facebook Addiction Study

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Chapter 1


Background of the Study

Nowadays, almost everyone connects through social networking sites. I¶ve heard people tell an acquaintance, ³Yeah, I think I¶ve seen you in (insert site here)!´. Surprisingly, that gets the conversation going especially if you share the same interests as your New Found Friend (Villaraza, 2007).

Nowadays, online networking is not only about friendship, but also about different possibilities which it provides to its users. Friendster, which is one of the social networking sites to look for friends, ones dominates Philippines in terms of social networking but as we go to the trend, Filipinos have moved on to Facebook, which is currently the biggest and the most popular among social networking sites (Abaño, 2010).

It is said that Facebook had become a part of our life. Facebook provides features which gives benefits to its users. However, as we are getting hooked to Facebook, becoming a Facebook addict is inevitable. ³Facebook is just so addictive, it¶s better to get logged on than to finish my project in the morning´, a classmate of mine said (Villaraza, 2007).

Hence, the researchers seek for the objectives why most Filipinos are hooked on Facebook.



1. To determine the effects of Facebook to the Filipino users. 2. To recognize the advantages and disadvantages of using Facebook. 3. To discuss why Filipinos like Facebook. 4. To know the signs of Facebook Addiction. 5. To find out the steps how to cope Facebook Addiction.

Research Questions

1. To what extent do the Filipinos use Facebook as their social networking site? 2. Why Filipinos are easily hooked to Facebook? 3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using Facebook? 4. What are the effects of Facebook to the Filipino users? 5. What will happen to the Filipino users if Facebook will be gone? 6. What are the signs of getting addicted to Facebook?

Importance of the Study

This study is important because it will benefit the following:

Family Students

It helps them to keep in touch with their relatives in province and abroad. It can be used as a medium in learning and teaching.


Definition of Terms

Applications ± (a.k.a Facebook games) are one of the past times in Facebook. Facebook ± the most popular social networking site in the world which provides many features to its users Facebook Addiction ± the devotion and habitually or compulsively playing or visiting Facebook Habit ± a pattern of behavior acquired by frequent repetition Liker ± the term dedicated to a person who ³likes´ a status, photo, comment, video or even another page in Facebook Logged In ± a state of being ³present´ in Facebook Notifications ± allow users to keep track of all the most recent notifications of his / her friends Online ± a state of being connected to the Internet Search Engines ± are helpful tools in the web browser / websites used to give you external links to other web pages on the web correlating to the terms you have typed in it Social Networking ± a kind of business wherein one socializes with others via Internet Status Updates ± allow users to post messages for all their friends to read Tagging ± labeling the part of a photo to one of your friends on Facebook. You can also tag friends even in videos


Wall ± a space on each user¶s profile page that allows friends to post messages for the user to see while displaying the time and date when the message was written


Chapter 2



According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook), Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The website's membership was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at...
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