How To Tell If Your Social Media Addiction Has Gone Too Far

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Look out for these telltale signs that you're way too glued to your phone.

Would you rather spend hours on-end tending to a fictional farm or gangstering around Facebook than being physically intimate with a spouse? While on a date, are you more focused on that great tweet you just need to share than on your actual conversation? Do you consider things that happen IRL to be "quaint"? If you answered yes, maybe or even no to any of these questions, chances are that your love of social media borders on being obsessive. Social media addiction is a real thing and no laughing matter. It affects thousands of people (yes, it's THAT serious). In fact, it may be wrecking your relationships and the ability to connect with people while logged off of the world wide web:

 

If this video hits close to home, you may want to put that phone down and step away from those Angry Birds. This may be an unpopular opinion but we don't think everyone needs an update on what you had for lunch or that you're going on an unfriending spree because of all of the people who rejected your FarmVille requests. Not only does being addicted to your phone take up a lot of your time, it can make you miss out on so many things that are going on in the real world. At the end of the day, it's all about moderation.

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