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Monday, September 12, 2011

The Facebook Trifecta

            “Do you think that too much Facebook time is unhealthy for kids?”

            “Well, duh,” my husband answered. 

“No, really,” I responded. “There’s an article in the LA Times today titled ‘Too much Facebook time may be unhealthy for kids’.”

“It MAY be unhealthy for kids? That’s rather noncommittal. What does the LA Times say is unhealthy about Facebook?”

“Apparently, spending a lot of time on Facebook leads to personality disorders, paranoia and even alcohol abuse.”

“Nothing in there about not having enough time to study or sleep? That’s what I think the problem is with habitual Facebook users. And the people who play those FB games – you know, Mafia Wars, Farmville, CafĂ© World – they’re totally addicted.”

I frowned at him. “What are you implying?”

“Feeling paranoid? I hear that’s a sign of spending too much time on Facebook.”

“Now you’re just being ridiculous. I can quit anytime I want. Besides, I’m not a kid.”

Chris bit his lip to keep from laughing. “That is true. You’re not a kid.”

I huffed. “You’re impossible! I’m going to go harvest my crops.”

“Avoidance of social situations is a personality disorder,” he called after me.

“You’re going to drive me to drink!”

“Ding, ding, ding! And there we have them all: personality disorder, paranoia and alcohol abuse! The Facebook trifecta!”

“That’s not funny,” I mumbled, taking my IPhone into the bathroom where I wouldn’t be disturbed. “At least my Facebook friends love me….”

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