How did we ever survive before the world of social media? Do you even remember when you didn't differentiate between "real friends" and "Facebook friends"? What on earth did we do at 4 a.m. when nobody else in our time zone was awake? How did we survive never-ending soccer games before our smartphones? I can barely recall. I barely want to. Sometimes, though, the hobby can become more of an addiction.
Here are 10 signs that your social media fun may have become a full-fledged obsession. Not that there's anything wrong with that ...
1. Your babies have Twitter and Facebook accounts that you post to regularly. You've successfully managed to convince yourself that it's not the least bit annoying.
2. You are more involved with high school classmates than you were in high school. Who cares if they aren't aware of your relationship?
3. You snuggle your iPhone more closely than your husband. It's the last thing you look at before you close your eyes and the first thing you wake up to. If only it could unscrew the pickle jar.
4. You can't remember the last time you read a book. Who has the attention span for more than 140 characters these days?
5. While out to dinner with friends, you wait until they visit the restroom to photograph and post your meal. What? The world cares what you're eating!!
6. If your status update doesn't immediately garner responses, you delete it. Nobody wants to look unpopular.
7. Your camera is never more than an arm's reach away. What if your children did something post-worthy and you didn't document it? You'd never forgive yourself.
8. You can recall, in great detail, the flower arrangements, bridesmaid dresses, and color scheme of a wedding that not only did you not attend, but you have no idea who the happy couple was. But their Facebook photos rocked!
9. You have a Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, LinkedIn, Flickr, AIM, etc. account, but when the phone rings, you ignore it. If they want you so badly, they'll ping you.
10. You walk up to people, point to their shoes, and simply say "like" while flashing a thumbs up. It's a totally effective way of communicating.
Do you fit the bill? Got any to add? Surely sitting around making lists on social media tops the list as well.
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