Are you a social media addict?
Posted on 12/10/2012 by Danielle McKenzie
Hi, my name is Danni and I’m a self confessed “Constant Checker”!
Now I know that I can’t be the only person who wakes up and the first thing you do is log into Facebook and Twitter, even before brushing your teeth! I will lie in bed just scrolling through my news feed and checking my notifications for about 5 minutes. Many of you will think I must lead a very sad life for doing this, but the truth is, I won’t be able to function if I don’t have a nosey at what my friends are up to or to see if I’ve been popular enough for a mate to write a post on my wall.
I don’t think I could cope without constantly checking my accounts on social media platforms, in fact, I think I would probably break down and cry. And if I were to be asked how much time in a day I spend on these sites, I honestly wouldn’t be able to tell you. I would probably say a good hour of my day is spent being a nosey bugger and checking up on so called enemies.
This is where I begin to wonder if I actually have an addiction to social media, because I feel I do get withdrawal symptoms if my phone battery dies and I won’t get home until a few hours later before I can check my news feed again. If someone actually said they would pay me a million pounds to not check my Facebook or Twitter for a whole month, I think I would actually go insane and pull my hair out. I would become a total recluse and sit in a corner in my room, rocking my self back and forth.
Now guys, I want you to be totally honest with yourselves, do you feel that you have a bit of an addiction to social media sites? Do you get that funny feeling in your stomach when no one has ‘liked’ your status or ‘re-tweeted’ a comment that you thought was actually amazing? I bet you are all pretending that I must be completely bonkers at my honesty but I can tell you will be nodding your heads in agreement.
There are over a dozen types of social media addicts, so it won’t be hard to diagnose whether you are an ‘Alert Lover’ or a ‘ Freak out-er’. Either way, I’m pretty sure that you will find one that suits you!