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Channel 4 Searching for Social Media Addicts for Upcoming Show

Televised Facebook Rehab


Over-sharers are a well-known, all too common breed. 

We all see them on our Facebook feeds posting by-the-minute updates of the dinner party they’re attending (whilst presumably having no time to look up from their phone and actually engage with anyone), we scroll through their rolling Instagram database of every single meal they ever eat and we despair of their Twitter feeds, which are often more comprehensive than most day-planners (albeit retrospectively). 

Well, those are exactly the kind of people Objective Productions and Channel 4 are looking for. In preparation for an upcoming, unnamed documentary, Objective Productions put out a call on Facebook for people to appear on the show. 

The information is sparse, but the wording of the callout would suggest the format of the show will be similar to fixer-upper programs like Hoarders and My Strange Addiction, shows which identify an individual with an unusual problem and work through the course of the episode to help them improve. 

The severity of social media addiction is still a subject of much debate. Some experts claim that there is a very real danger of getting so wrapped up in Facebook and whatever else that you start to neglect other, arguably more important things like eating and going outside, but equally some studies have suggested that ‘Facebook addiction’ is actually fairly rare. 

In either case, if you have a friend who you think fits this description (or it’s you, but you’re understandably embarrassed about it), fire off an email to TMI@objectiveproductions.com and they might well end up confronting their digital vice on UK TV.

Callum Davies

Callum is a film school graduate who is now making a name for himself as a journalist and content writer. His vices include flat whites and 90s hip-hop. Follow him @CallumAtSMF

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Channel 4 Searching for Social Media Addicts for Upcoming Show Reviewed by Unknown on Thursday, February 19, 2015 Rating: 5
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