The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to include gaming disorder under the International Classification of Diseases.
This means that the world health body WHO is recognizing the seriousness and problem of digital addiction. Google has equally acknowledged this and has announced plans for Digital wellbeing.
The awareness still is not widespread as many don’t know how digital technology has been designed to cause addictions on the users.
The nature of this Gaming Disorder/addiction is that it causes the users to compulsive check updates, posts and snaps anytime there is an update. For a platform like Twitter when over 20,000 people retweet an article, many people feel a sense of compulsion to read it as well.
Other forms of the Gaming Disorder can be seen in groups, Whatsapp groups, forum, etc.
The addiction that comes with this can come differently; change moods when one checks their notification, conflict and a desire to engage in things that are clearly dangerous to them.
For full description what the nature of the disease as described by WHO. Click here.
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2019 is here as Nigeria gears up for another election year. Elections present a new watershed in every nation’s history. For Nigeria, it is one of that is unique in many ways as we would have gone 20 years practicing democracy for the first time since 1960. The battle for 2019 Presidency is against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the rest of the political parties and Nigerians who are frustrated with the present crop of leaders.
So, the onus is on the All Progressives Congress (APC) to prove that they deserve a second term in office to deserve another four years or the opposition to convince Nigerians against the APC while persuading them to accept them after June 12, 2019. The ruling party like the APC needs to do a lot convincing for Nigerians to cast their votes for them but how is the APC trying to convince Nigerians as we approach the election year?
I have decided to call it the strategy of or with history. Something interesting happened on social media with influencers offering money to anyone who can list any project (even one) that the APC has done in the last over 3 years of being in government. Surprisingly, APC and Buharists did not or could not mention any but whichever the case Nigerians need to know and the government must talk and communicate with us.
However, the government is doing things that resonate with Nigerians by going back to history and I will give a few examples as the mind can remember and relate to the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.