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Are You Addicted To Twitter? Here’s How To Fight It

Shea wrote a fantastic piece about the five stages of “getting” Twitter last week, which included denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally, acceptance. But for some of us, there’s another stage that hits us after we’ve accepted and finally “got” Twitter – obsession.

Twitter is like a drug, in many ways: it gives your brain a short-term thrill that you look for over, and over again. It alters your behavior as you seek the pleasure hits a retweet gives you. And it sometimes negatively impacts other areas of your life.

Without help, you might become a total Twitter addict – believe me, I’ve seen it happen.
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How Addictive Is Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sure, you check Facebook a few times a day. You have a tab open with Twitter refreshing every few minutes. Your smartphone buzzes every time you’re tagged in an Instagram photo. But you’re not addicted!

Social media has infiltrated your life, whether you like it or not. Take a look at this infographic to see if you’re in danger of becoming an addict.
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How Addicted To Facebook And Twitter Are You? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are you a Twitter addict? If you scoffed at this and said “no” immediately, think again: Twitter and Facebook are possibly more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol, so you might be more hooked on those 140-character text injections than you thought.
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