Jonesing for status updates? Skin crawling at the thought of missing a poke? Facebook addiction doesn’t require a 12-step program and stint at Promises, but it can make for an troubling situation when constant social networking impedes real-life interactions. On the flipside, some studies have shown increased engagement on social networking sites improves real world relationships.

A newly released study from Oxygen Media and Lightspeed Research reveals the extent of young women’s dependence on social media. For instance, nearly one-third of females aged 18-34 check Facebook first thing in the morning, even before making a trip to the bathroom.

Check out some other interesting data tidbits:

  • 21% of women age 18-34 check Facebook in the middle of the night
  • 63% use Facebook to network
  • 42% think there’s no problem with posting photos of themselves intoxicated
  • 79% are ok with kissing in posted photos
  • 58% use Facebook to keep track of “frenemies”
  • 6% use Facebook for “hook ups” (that stat is 20% for young men)

Full story at Mashable.

All about Facebook.

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There might be some truth in this 🙂