Students Addicted to Social Media According to University of Maryland Study

Most college students are not just unwilling, but functionally unable to be without their media links to the world.

They hated losing their personal connections. Going without media meant, in their world, going without their friends and family.

Texting and IM-ing my friends gives me a constant feeling of comfort," wrote one student. "When I did not have those two luxuries, I felt quite alone and secluded from my life.

Very few students in the study reported that they regularly watched news on television or read a local or national newspaper.

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