Social Media Anxiety Disorder and the Strange Case of Will Newman
Copyright © 2013 Roger Gerald Scott
Published by Roger Gerald Scott at Smashwords
Edited by Debra L. Hartmann www.theprobookeditor.com
Cover Design and illustrations by Simen F. Ulltang
Could Will Newman be suffering from “Social Media Anxiety Disorder”, SMAD for short, a psychological medical condition invented by the English tabloid press to describe the addictive nature of popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter? His Mum certainly seems to think so! Will’s obsession with Facebook is fast becoming a problem for those around him, in particular his best friend, Pete Barham. If Will doesn’t soon acknowledge his problems and addictions soon, his life is going to get very awkward and may even affect his chances of getting closer to Rachel, the love of his life.
Skilfully weaving modern day topics into an original short story, Roger Gerald Scott explores the more serious problems caused by the modern phenomena of social media when it's used by people with addictive personalities. The author blends non-stop action with compassionate characters and a sharp sense of humour.
Founded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg. On September 2012, Facebook reached the milestone of one billion active users, approximately one seventh of the world’s population. More than half of these users access Facebook on a smartphone or other mobile device.
Launched in July 2006 by Jack Dorsey, this service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with over 500 million registered users as of 2012, generating over 340 million tweets daily and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day.