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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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The Four Stages Of “Getting” Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

Despite it’s short, simple messages, Twitter is not easy to “get”. Although you might not be willing to admit it, I bet you had a tough time figuring out the ropes when you first created your account.

This infographic takes you through the four stages of getting Twitter, from a complete inability to understand its purpose to a total Twitter addiction. What stage have you reached?
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