Monday, October 3, 2011

"Facebook Addiction" by Luke Ruegger

From the September 29th, 2011 edition of the Pepperdine University newspaper The Graphic, here's a visual commentary from my son Luke, who is the editorial cartoonist and art editor for the paper.  

Nice job, Luke!


  1. Facebook as addictive as smoking? Interesting thought - but I won't know what damage it will do to your health (either eye strains or bad back for poor seating positions).

  2. really, the FB/Zynga games are really a very bad bad addiction. I was couple of months back really addict of these Games. I am happy that I have completely stopped it now. I just removed these Game applications from my FB profile.

  3. good for you, Naya...avoid those time-wasters!

  4. A friend just sent me Street Art Utopia's "most beloved Street Art Photos" 2011. I'm not sure where the picture was taken, but I thought Luke might find it interesting --

  5. According to recent research by Ofcom, 37% of adults and 60% of teens admit to being ‘highly addicted’ to their smartphones, with users checking their smartphones on average, 34 times a day. Additionally, 51% of adults and 65% of teens use their smartphones while socializing with others, and 22% and 47% respectively, confess to answering their smartphones even while on the toilet.

    So the International 'Moodoff Day’ is encouraging people around the world to avoid using smartphones for a few hours on February 26. The organization is urging adults and teenagers to spend from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. that day without using their smartphone. This events will celebrate each year on last Sunday of February.

    if you feel you could benefit from a morning without smartphones and mobile devices and want to encourage others to follow suit, go to and pledge your support. You can even post your personal experiences of smartphone addiction or upload funny images showing smartphone addicts in action at .

    Moodoff Day is aiming to raise awareness of smart phone addiction and to minimise the impact on relationships, work/life balance, reduce risk of injury in traffic and improve quality of life.