In recent decades, the rapid development of innovative Internet-based communication technologies created a new field of academic study among scholars. Particularly, the attention of researchers is focusing on new ways to form relationship-thought social web. Social Network sites constitute a new form of web communities, where people meet and share interests and activities. Due to exponential growth of these sites, an increasing number of scholars are beginning to study the emergent phenomena in order to identify any psychopathological risk related to use of social web, such as addiction. This article examines the recent literature about this issue.

In recent decades, the rapid development of innovative Internet-based communication technologies created a new field of study among academic scholars. Particularly, the attention of researchers is focusing on new ways to form relationships throughout the social web. Social Network sites constitute a new form of web communities, where people meet and share interests and activities. Due to exponential growth of these sites, an increasing number of scholars are beginning to study the emergent phenomena in order to identify any psychopathological risk related to the use of the social web, such as addiction. This article examines the recent literature about this issue.

LA BARBERA, D., LA PAGLIA, F., & Valsavoia, R. (2009). Social Network and Addiction. ANNUAL REVIEW OF CYBERTHERAPY AND TELEMEDICINE, 144(7), 33-36 [10.3233/978-1-60750-017-9-33].

Social Network and Addiction

LA BARBERA, Daniele;LA PAGLIA, Filippo;VALSAVOIA, Rosaria
2009

Abstract

In recent decades, the rapid development of innovative Internet-based communication technologies created a new field of academic study among scholars. Particularly, the attention of researchers is focusing on new ways to form relationship-thought social web. Social Network sites constitute a new form of web communities, where people meet and share interests and activities. Due to exponential growth of these sites, an increasing number of scholars are beginning to study the emergent phenomena in order to identify any psychopathological risk related to use of social web, such as addiction. This article examines the recent literature about this issue.
Settore MED/25 - Psichiatria
Settore M-PSI/08 - Psicologia Clinica
LA BARBERA, D., LA PAGLIA, F., & Valsavoia, R. (2009). Social Network and Addiction. ANNUAL REVIEW OF CYBERTHERAPY AND TELEMEDICINE, 144(7), 33-36 [10.3233/978-1-60750-017-9-33].
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