Ten signs you’re addicted to social media

Did you know you can go to rehab for internet addiction?

It’s such a huge part of our lives that it’s easy for casual browsing and casual social media use to turn into a serious compulsion.

We’re now a nation of people who have to share everything – from our latest relationship updates to what we’ve had for dinner.

Think you might love social media a little too much? Here are ten signs:

  • The first thing you do when you wake up, and the last thing you do at night, is check your Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Your family and friends don’t recognise you without a phone or iPad hovering over your face.
  • Your Klout score is now more important to you then your IQ.
  • You use ‘lol’ in regular conversation. Out loud. Instead of laughing.
  • You no longer believe anything has happened unless you see Twitpic evidence…
  • …and normal photos bore you unless they’ve been put through a series of retro filters on Instagram
  • You consider yourself friends with Stephen Fry, after that one time he replied to you.
  • You tweet your children to tell them dinner is ready.
  • You created a Twitter account for your two-year-old-child. And your cat. They have more followers then you do.
  • You’ve checked your Facebook and Twitter accounts at least five times since reading this article.

Emma Cossey

Emma is our resident fashion and social media specialist, having worked as a blogger, editor and writer on a number of fashion and beauty websites. She writes regularly for The Bag Lady, and has previously written for The Times Online, Shoewawa and Jorg & Olif among others.

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