Tell-tale signs of Facebook addiction

When you first heard about Facebook you probably wondered what the big deal was.

When you first heard about Facebook you probably wondered what the big deal was. Then after dealing with more peer pressure than you have encountered since you were a teenager, you finally decided to sign up. Now you find you can’t go more than an hour without checking for updates. Are you a Facebook addict? Read the list below to find out.

You know you are addicted to Facebook if

You check your Facebook page before having your first cup of coffee or even before going to the bathroom in the morning.

You start using Facebook as a verb. As in, “I’m going to “Facebook” so and so or I was “Facebooking” last night.

Every time you take a picture you wonder if it is going to be Facebook worthy.

You leave a party early because you can’t wait to get all of the pictures you just took up on your page and tagged.

You plan all of your social activities on Facebook instead of using the phone.

You get jealous of other people’s plans and feel left out even though you don’t personally know them.

You get angry because someone you barely knew 2 months ago has ignored your friend request.

You get mortally offended if no one responds to the clever quote it took you 20 minutes to come up with.

You wonder how you could have possibly wronged a person who is on a mutual friend’s page but not on yours. Such as “What did I ever do to them that they don’t want to be my friend too?”

You purposely try to recruit people you do not even know to up your “friends count”.

You pretend that you are doing some really exciting things so others will find you interesting enough to want to be your friend too.

You engage in a “war of wills” not wanting to be the one to actually invite someone to be your friend and wondering how long it will take for them to ask you.

You look forward to your birthday for the first time in years because you want to see how many BD wishes you will get that day.

You get angry at people who didn’t wish you a Happy Birthday because, “C’mon...it’s on Facebook!... There is no excuse for forgetting!”

Instead of looking forward to your vacation, you are more worried about what you are going to miss on your computer while you are gone.

Changing your cell phone (even when you can ill-afford the upgrade) because your current one doesn’t have access to Facebook.

You only check your email to see if you have an update on Facebook.

You suddenly have 200 emails in your inbox and they are all Facebook notifications!

You spend as many as two hours going through your mail, making sure you didn’t miss anything when you checked your profile page. This then leads to the guilt feeling that you didn’t immediately respond to a comment someone left for you 2 days ago. “How could I possibly have missed it?”

You get insane if your friend number drops and you go crazy trying to figure out who had the nerve to delete you.

Your usual bedtime is now three hours later than it has been in years.

As soon as you meet someone the first thing you do is go home and “Facebook” them.

You can’t stop nagging other reasonable people to join Facebook. Like teenage peer pressure, it’s o.k. for you to do it as long as others are doing it as well.

 

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