So another disturbing social networking study has been released and it not only makes me not wanna live on this planet anymore, but it makes me wonder if this planet will even continue existing at this rate. It turns out that of all the desires young people are encountered with, the allure of social networking is the hardest to resist. Even more than sex. I guess a virtual poke is better than one IRL? SMH.
The study conducted over a week and consisting of 250 University of Chicago students, found that the urge to Tweet, share photos and comment on Facebook were the hardest to resist. “There are so many things to do online — checking e-mails, Facebook and Twitter,” college junior Kristen Maldonado said. Yeah, that is SO TRUE! Sex has only like one thing to do.
Hofstra University professor Jamie Cohen explains it this way, “If you had a window in your house, imagine just never trying to look out of it. So they feel it’s there, they have to look at it." Okay, I guess I see his point about the internet in general, but not really about it being more alluring than sex. Here's my own scientific research. Let's say Ryan Gosling was lying in my bed saying "Hey girl..." and looking all come hither-y, pretty sure I wouldn't be screaming 'OMG a new Gangnam Style parody! LIKE!' Study INVALID. But then again maybe I'm just an olde-fashioned girl...not a cool, young, sex-hating idiot.
Although there is some hope! Not every student preferred social networking to sexual networking. 'You gotta be kidding me,” college senior Rick Rissetto said, “No, not even. I would choose sex over social media any day of the week.” Unfortunately sex is not choosing him. BAM! I kid, I kid.
What do you think? What would you choose? If you had a choice? Let me know @desijedeikin or in the comments below!