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?

Well, how many times you tweet each day could be one fairly reliable measure. Likewise, if you’re passing on sex to check your Twitter timeline, then that could be cause for concern. Moreover, if the only gifts that you receive from friends and family are Twitter-related, then it might be time to take a break.

Still not sure? Rest ye well, as further help is at hand, courtesy of this infographic from Online Schools, which might widen your eyes a little with some uncomfortable home truths, and help you to answer that all-important question: are you a Twitter junkie?

(Source: Online Schools. Twitter image via Shutterstock.)