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Modern technologies have definitely benefited our lives - from medical care to work efficiency, communication to space exploration, offering solutions to our world problems. And we just couldn't imagine our lives without it any longer. But with great benefits come many disadvantages. With the rise of the Internet, smartphones, and other similar devices, we are permanently connected to the cyberspace, whether we like it or not. And though it has made our lives more comfortable and entertaining, it has also made us dependable on modern technology and social media. Being online all time is not only possible, but it is also the de facto state for many.

With it comes one of the newest of society problems - social media addiction. It might sound improbable, but depression, unrealistic life expectations, and negative body image are just a few social media effects. And with it being recognized as a real addiction, people now can undergo a social media detox, re-shaping their habits.

The list below of satirical illustrations highlight some of the impacts of social media and general addiction to technology. Scroll down to see for yourself; hopefully, you will not be able to recognize yourself in these drawings, or if you do, it's never too late to get help.

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Periscope

Periscope

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JohnNathanNeilDion
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

People are becoming more Hikikomori & Facebook becomes your Window to the world outside the confimes of our homes

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Literature

Literature

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JohnNathanNeilDion
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The demise of Spelling, Grammar, and Literature due to increasing use of abbreviations and funky spellings (e.g. "in2" instead of "into")

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Sexting

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KenLimbu
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

easy affairs and nightstands from social sites, destroying marriages or relationships

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#7

Crossing The Road

Crossing The Road

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Yesica1993
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep. I can't tell you how many times I have seen people almost get run over. One time a guy had to grab another guy and pull him back so he would not be hit!

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Modern Tan

Modern Tan

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HeatherD'Gallegos
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And yet this is a post that's on an app that you are most likely looking at on a mobile device of some sort. Oh the irony...

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#10

Confession

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Satirical Illustrations

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#15

Can't Escape

Can't Escape

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VladimirPavlov
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Къде е времето преди мобилните телефони и социални мрежи, които ни оплитат със своята асоциалност и интровертност?

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Owned

Owned

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Lydia Owen the Bi-tch
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Free drugs, cheap sex Fake tans, big breasts High times, pimped rides Lost days to blackout nights I need this, I need that I'm not complete with what I have If I do this, If I buy that I'll get mine, I'll get mine I want, I want, I want Empty me, empty nation Emptied us of inspiration Bastard sons and broken daughters All bow down to our corporate father In my iLife, in my iWorld On my iPhone, with my iGirl Just one bite to understand Even Eve couldn't live without the iPlan Mr. MTV - nothing more

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#18

Never Alone

Never Alone

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ElaineAtwood
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Meet people for coffee, lunch, take a walk. Get involved In charity. Many people are more depressed when they only use a cell phone.

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#20

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

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Yesica1993
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, goodness, I have seen couples doing this in restaurants/coffee shops quite often!

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#22

E-king

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CamilleHinsey-Langlais
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i lost my phone and i never got a new one because i realized how much of a slave it made me

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#23

Let's Take A Photo

Let's Take A Photo

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Diepiriye Kuku-Siemons
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's fascinating how much of today's videos are schadenfreude for the wider, whiter masses, EXACTLY as this image shows. Yes, it's disgustingly true.

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#26

Freedom

Freedom

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Freedom

Freedom

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Diepiriye Kuku-Siemons
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We need more places like this to help people who want to be free but have no support!

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#31

Faces

Faces

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#33

Live Screening

Live Screening

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Hostage

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#35

New Tan

New Tan

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#36

Passive

Passive

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Muhammed Asal
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4 months ago

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#39

Let's See Outdoors

Let's See Outdoors

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#40

Self Service

Self Service

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Arica Kimball
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like to think that my refusal to use self-checkout helps keep the cashiers employed.

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#41

Love

Love

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Satirical Illustrations

Satirical Illustrations

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Muhammed Asal
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4 months ago

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#44

Fine Dining

Fine Dining

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#45

Privacy

Privacy

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Carol Callen
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Seriously, I don't believe that many people have any interest in my online life. Or regular life, for that matter.

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Satirical Illustrations

Satirical Illustrations

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#47

Twitter

Twitter

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#48

Apple Watch

Apple Watch

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#51

duel

duel

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#52

Trial

Trial

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#53

Taking Pictures

Taking Pictures

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#56

TV Sport

TV Sport

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Satirical Illustrations

Satirical Illustrations

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#59

Fishing

Fishing

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#60

Prayer Before Dinner

Prayer Before Dinner

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Diepiriye Kuku-Siemons
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reality! It' makes me ill to see this and be surrounded by this any time I want to go out to eat. Restaurants full of Smombies.

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#61

E-cigarettes

E-cigarettes

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Sean Crowe
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

really hate to see people smoke and throw their life away for some flavoured air!!!

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#62

something in your eye

something in your eye

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Satirical Illustrations

Satirical Illustrations

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Satirical Illustrations

Satirical Illustrations

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Cheyanne Pavan
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such a depressing feeling! I'm of the age where I'll check texts while dining w/people (b/c I have kids), but only answer important one's. Otherwise, it's incredibly rude & disrespectful to use a phone in social situations!

#65

Tv Relax

Tv Relax

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#66

Weekend

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#67

Can't Live Without Smartphone

Can't Live Without Smartphone

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#68

ark for the singles

ark for the singles

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Satirical Illustrations

Satirical Illustrations

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Satirical Illustrations

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Summer

Summer

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#72

Telephone

Telephone

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Cheyanne Pavan
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know they're not widely used anymore, but it still makes me sad to see all the payphones go.

#73

modern hunter

modern hunter

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#74

Big,bigger,biggest

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#75

Then And Now

Then And Now

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Loraine Lechuga Gardner
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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

coming of communication went as far as I can remember writing letters, communicating in person, to pagers, computers, phones, laptops, now the watch phone.

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Santa

Santa

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#77

Baby

Baby

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#78

E-cigarettes

E-cigarettes

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#79

Big,bigger,biggest

Big,bigger,biggest

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Loraine Lechuga Gardner
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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Seems as if starting of time of technology, the system started off big the carry-on phone in car after house phone seems took off from there small to large now back to small and watches.