Twitter is More Addictive than Alcohol and Cigarettes, Study Finds

A new study to be published has found out that it might be easier to resist alcohol and cigarettes but not a tweet. The findings are by a team of researchers from Chicago University’s Booth Business School who used BlackBerrys to gauge the willpower of 205 people aged between 18 and 85 in and around the German city of Würtzburg.

The findings will soon be published in the journal Psychological Science.

The participants were signalled seven times each day over a period 14 hours in the day. The routine was repeated for exactly one week. the team gathered 10,558 responses and 7,827  of those were “desire episodes” responses.

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