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5 Crazy Ways Social Media is Changing Your Brain Right Now

5 Crazy Ways Social Media is Changing Your Brain Right Now

Social media sites are now used by a third of the planet, and the impact that this relatively new phenomenon is having on culture, both collectively and from country-to-country, is still unknown.

But what about the human brain? Or our bodies? What is social media doing to us as individuals?

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Too Much Twitter Can Be Bad For Your Marriage, Sex Life, Says Research [STUDY]

Too Much Twitter Can Be Bad For Your Marriage, Sex Life, Says Study

Heavy Twitter use can have a negative impact on both your marriage and sex life, says a new study.

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Put Twitter Mobile In Your Mac’s Menu Bar With BirdDrop

If you find browser tabs SO 2012 and want a faster way to immediately access Twitter, you might be interested in BirdDrop.

The poopy sounding app sits in your Mac’s menu bar until you’re ready to “drop a tweet” or view your account without scanning the six hundred tabs you have open for Twitter.

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Twitter Addicts Suffer Withdrawal Symptoms When They Can’t Tweet [STUDY]

Are you a Twitter addict?

Try quitting Twitter cold turkey for a few days and see what happnes. No reading tweets, no tweeting, no clever hashtagging allowed.

Why would you consider such a thing? Because if you’re a Twitter addict (and we bet you are), you’ll likely feel withdrawal symptoms – and it’s better to be aware of your addiction now and do something about it than suffer needlessly later (if you’re ever separated from the microblogging platform against your will).

And it’s just kind of fun to freak you out.

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How To Self-Diagnose And Cure Your Twitter Addiction, In Pictures

New Year’s is the best time of year to check in with yourself for a little annual health appraisal.

Eyesight any worse? Exercising frequently? Avoiding those carbs?

Addicted to Twitter?

Weaning yourself off from Twitter, if your obsession with it is becoming unhealthy, is no small feat. But we’re here to help stage an intervention.

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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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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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Are You A Twitter Junkie? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are you addicted to Twitter?

A recent study has shown that Twitter, Facebook and other online communication outposts (such as email) can be more addictive than cigarettes, alcohol and even sex.

So how do you know if you’ve got a problem?

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Revealed: The 10 Countries Most Addicted To Twitter

New research from digital marketing research company comScore was released this week that measures the level of Twitter’s penetration around the world on a country-by-country basis.

The study unveils the top 10 countries where Twitter has the greatest reach amongst the online population, and reveals a surprising winner.

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Those Who Can, Do, Those Who Can’t, Tweet

Reality check: the more that you’re on Twitter talking about what you’re doing, then the less you’re actually doing it.

Sure, modern technologies easily let us connect with social platforms whilst we’re moving around, but this is a convenience rather than a necessity. You don’t have to provide 24/7 updates for every… little… thing. Or, crucially, every big thing. It’s easy to get caught up in all of this malarkey, often at the expense of the stuff that really matters.

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