This just in: Facebook is addicting. Well, unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, then you probably already know that. But now, there is definitive proof.
Norway's University of Bergen recently published the results of its "Facebook Addiction" research project, finding that women are more likely to develop an addiction to the social network that boasts more than 500 million daily users.
The report also indicated an alarming finding: Facebook dependency produces symptoms similar to those seen in alcohol and substance addictions.
"The use of Facebook has increased rapidly," Professor Cecilie Schou Andreassen, Ph.D, who heads the project, said in a statement. "We are dealing with a subdivision of Internet addiction connected to social media."