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Introduction Social networking sites (SNSs) are becoming increasingly influential. Statistics show that 68% of the US adults are Facebook users ( Smith & Anderson, 2018 ) and over 70% of Facebook users log in every day

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. A. M. Aladwani 2014 Gravitating towards Facebook (GoToFB): What is it? And how can it be measured? Computers in Human Behavior 33 270

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National Health Interview Survey. Am J Public Health 2007; 97: 1464–1469. 4 Ramo DE, Thrul J, Chavez K, et al. Feasibility and quit rates of the Tobacco Status Project: a Facebook

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Social Ltd, 2019 ). Among the most popular SNS globally are Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, and Instagram ( We Are Social Ltd, 2019 ), at least from a Western perspective ( Montag, Becker, & Gan, 2018 ). Of these platforms, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Claudia Marino, Elena Mazzieri, Gabriele Caselli, Alessio Vieno, and Marcantonio M. Spada

, Lemmens, & Valkenburg, 2016 ). Indeed, in the last decade, the use of social networking sites (SNSs) has been increasing worldwide with Facebook reaching two billion of users, and around one billion of daily active users as of July 2017 ( Facebook, 2017

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health and well-being” ( Andreassen & Pallesen, 2014 ). While some scholars have argued that there may be unique factors associated with the use and abuse of specific SNSs (i.e., Facebook; Ryan, Chester, Reece, & Xenos, 2014 ), the dominant view

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. - Messing , S. - Adamic , L. A. ( 2015 ): Exposure to Ideologically Diverse News and Opinion on Facebook . Science 348 ( 6239 ): 1130 – 1132 . Beer , D. ( 2009 ): Power

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( Conrad, 2018 ). According to Facebook, the biggest closed Facebook group named “Ayahuasca” had 74,100 members (December 15, 2017) and 10 months later 81.311 members (October 2, 2018). Motives and characteristics of ayahuasca-interested individuals need

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Introduction Two and a half billion people around the world regularly use social networking sites (SNSs), such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and this number increases every day as more people gain access to the Internet

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, 2019 ), Facebook is currently the largest SNS worldwide. Its high popularity inter alia is based on many functions that this social platform offers to its users ( Brailovskaia & Margraf, 2019 ). While other SNSs often focus on specific tools (e

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