Researchers are studying what happens when students go on a technology fast.

A recent study suggests that American college students are suffering from an Internet / technology addiction. Researchers at the University of Maryland conducted the study in which they asked 200 students to give up all media including Internet and cellphones for a day. The researchers found that after 24 hours, several students showed signs of withdrawal, craving and anxiety, and were unable to function well without their media. Many students confessed being addicted to the Internet and mostly missed using text and instant messaging, emailing and Facebook, without which they felt secluded.

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