THE free social media network, which has been around for a decade now, was founded by a student in 2004, and stream-rolled all its rivals to take the online world by storm.
Unfortunately, as much as Facebook has become a large part of the lives of many, some people out there have let it take over completely.
Over the last decade, we have heard many stories of people being obsessed with Facebook, and about three years ago, the term Facebook Addiction Disorder (FAD) was born.
FAD is a condition that is defined by the amount of hours spent by an individual on Facebook, and is usually considered serious when the healthy balance of the individual's life is affected.
According to the official page of FAD, approximately 350 million people around the globe suffer from the disorder. Symptoms include reduced social activities, virtual dates and fake friends, ultimately leading to severe social isolation.
It is not uncommon to come across people who stay completely glued to their phones and other devices even when they are in the company of someone else.
People who experience this isolation, in the midst of "socialising", eventually fail to face reality. This reinforces an unhealthy way of living which does not only affects an individual mentally but physically as well.