Monday, March 29, 2010

Ten (10) Signs of Facebook and Twitter Addiction

A new study from Retrevo Gadgetology suggests that more people are becoming obsessed with their online social circles most likely Twitter or Facebook.

Consider these stats from the survey:

* 48% of people check/update Facebook and/or Twitter after they go to bed.
* 55% of people over 25 have to check in on Facebook at least once a day.
* 49% of people under 25 years old can be interrupted by an electronic message during a meal. (27% for people over 25 years of age).

Still undecided if you're addicted? Here are a 7 additional signs that will check if you are Facebook or Twitter Addict.

  1. You speak your sentences in 100 words or less.
  2. You randomly poke coworkers on your way to the restroom.
  3. A coworker asks: "How was your weekend?" Your first thought: "Gosh, I don't update facebook album or twitter post.
  4. Your LinkedIn profile accomplishments include: "Successfully promoted to level 932 of Mafia Wars," and "Followed 9,932 Twitter accounts in a 24-hour period with a 92% success rate in follow-backs."
  5. You judge your self-worth on how often you're retweeted.
  6. You frantically hit refresh of your facebook feeds 189 times before it reloads successfully. Phew!
  7. Ding! You receive a text message. Is it from a friend? "Wally commented on your status."

Now, Can you categorize yourself as a social networking addict?

credit: PCWORLD

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