Spending hours on social networking sites could result in an identity crisis. This is what a well known scientist at Oxford University named Baroness Greenfield has warned. Overuse of Facebook and Twitter has made the younger generation so infatuated about themselves that they tend to forget everything else.
This could affect the functioning of the brain as over obsession with one own life and activities could have a negative impact on social standing and lead to impaired concentration. Professor Greenfield also said that interest in another person’s life, their comings and goings should not interest others to such an extent.
There are an estimated 750 million users of Facebook. Each of these share photographs, videos and minute activities and thoughts on a daily basis. Worrying more about what other people eat, drink and think about you is sure to have a negative impact on a person’s mind and way of functioning in the long run. In the Professor's words, we are becoming children again when we used to keep asking our mom, how do I look, how did I do, etc etc.