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Is Social Media Bad For Your Health? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is Social Media Bad For Your Health? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that the average internet user spends 23 hours a week emailing, texting, using social media and other forms of online communication?

That’s 14 percent of total time in a week. Why this level of commitment? Two-thirds say they’re afraid they’ll miss something, leading to 38 percent of users aged 13-34 checking platforms such as Twitter and Facebook as soon as they wake up.

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The Average Social Networker Manages 3 Email Addresses [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by status updates, tweets, viral videos, photo boards, and email newsletters, you’re far from alone.

MyLife.com and Harris Interactive conducted a survey of 2,084 people ages 18 and older who have at least one email address and one social networking profile.

The data, collected from May 31-June 4, 2013, reveal the following.

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Chores, Sleeping, Sex – What Are YOU Sacrificing For Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The glittering lure of social media can be irresistible, and, as we’ve documented on numerous occasions, very addictive.

What sacrifices are YOU making to get your fix?

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Social Media, Research And Shopping – How Attached Are We To Our Computers? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 69 percent of adults worldwide interact using social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, and that social platforms account for one-fifth (22 percent) of all the time that is spent online?

Indeed, the average person spends 66 hours on their computer each and every month. The internet makes up the bulk of that time, helping us do work-related research and check out the latest brands and products, make purchases, manage our finances and look for jobs.

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This Is Your Brain On Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s no secret that social media can be addictive – a recent study showed that resisting Twitter and Facebook was harder for some people than many other urges, including smoking, drinking and even sex – and as these platforms expand, our need to be involved also grows exponentially.

Offline, people spend approximately 30-40 percent of their time talking about themselves, but on social media sites that number jumps to 80 percent. So it’s no wonder these channels are so hard to resist, as they’re all about you.

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Is Social Media Destroying Productivity? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Good news! That work project is almost complete, and you find yourself with a few minutes to kill. Heck, you’ve earned it. So, what’s the first thing you do? Have a quick look at Twitter? Read the latest posts from your friends on Facebook? Browse all that goodness on Pinterest?

Sure you do. Nothing wrong with that. But isn’t it amazing how often that “quick look” escalates into something a lot more substantial… and disruptive?

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest – Is Social Media Turning Us Into Zombies? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is social media turning us into zombies?

Perhaps. Certainly, some Facebook users can’t stop posting endless photos of their children, or are constantly checking in to any and everywhere that they go. It’s fair to say that there are people on Twitter who feel the need to share every single thought that enters their brains. And I think we all know one or two folks who love to document every event in their lives, no matter how (in)significant, with an Instagram-filtered photograph that is then eagerly submitted to their Pinterest board.

The benefits of social media are numerous and well documented, but, as in most of the good things in life, balance and moderation are not only recommended, but positively critical to long-term enjoyment and results. Moreover, if you’re writing tweets, making status updates and taking photographs of everything that happens in your life, are you really experiencing any of it at all?

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10 Signs That You Might Be Addicted To Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you have an unhealthy relationship with social media?

Is your phone constantly beeping with alerts from Twitter? Have you added ‘social media guru’ to your business card? Do you turn social media sites into verbs? Do you consider yourself an influencer?

If your answer to more than one of these questions is ‘yes’, then you might have a sickness.

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Twitter, Facebook More Addictive Than Cigarettes, Alcohol And Even Sex, Says Poll [STUDY]

Are you addicted to Twitter? Does the thought of not being able to check what’s happening on Facebook drive you mad?

If your answer to either of these questions is ‘yes’, then you might find some comfort in knowing that you’re not alone. A new study has revealed that, for many, social media is more addictive than nicotine and alcohol… and harder to turn down than even sex.

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