Are You A Social Media Addict?

Hello readers. I have often joked about being a Twitter addict, but in reality I know I could go without it if I needed to (stop that sniggering now!).

For some people though it an become a big issue, and it is one that gradually creeps up on people without them being aware of it until it’s too late.

How would someone me know if they were addicted?

That is quite a big question. There is a fine line between someone who uses social media a lot for work or blogging like myself and someone who is properly addicted. However there are tell-tale signs that someones use of social media may be becoming rather excessive.

I have done some extensive research on the subject (I did a google search and read a few articles) and from that have devised a quiz that can tell if someone is in control of their social media use or a complete addict.

The Big Are You Addicted To Social Media Quiz

1)  Do you learn all your news from the “Trending” sidebar?

2)  Do you regularly ignore incoming phone calls because you happen to be in the middle of composing a solid tweet?

3) Do you find it interesting to stalk people on Facebook you knew from your childhood?

4) Have you accidentally added “@” before your name when filling out official documents?

5) Do you have over 1,000 Facebook friends because you crave as many friends as possible?

6) Do you often login to Facebook or Twitter when  out socially with others?

7) When you post  status update or tweet are you very disappointed if no one comments on it?

8) Are many of your Facebook friends not people you know offline?

9) Have you caught yourself thinking, “If it isn’t on Twitter yet, it hasn’t happened”?

10) Do you refer to people by their twitter/blog name even when you know their real names?

11) Would you find it very difficult to not access your social media accounts for an entire day?

12) Anytime you’re ever doing anything on your computer, will your Facebook and Twitter tab be open?

13) When you go to settings on your phone does “Facebook” and “Twitter takes up over 75% of your Battery Usage?

14) Do you scroll through your news feed the second you wake up and the just before you fall asleep?

15) Do you panic if your out and your phone battery goes bellow 40%

16) Do you photograph and post pics everything you do as proof that it happened?

Score 1 point for every time you answer yes.

Results

0 – 4  Do you even know what Twitter is?

5 – 8  You have a very healthy attitude towards social media.

9 – 12  You should  consider trying to limit your social media usage a bit.

13 – 16 You have a problem!!

*Disclaimer*

This test has not been designed by experts, so may not be a 100% accurate measure of your reliance on social media.

Well, as you may have guessed this post is a little bit tongue im cheek. However it is an undeniable fact that people do tend to spend a lot of time on social media these days. Many people I see and talk to online say they  could do with cutting down on time spent online. This can be difficult when being online becomes such an ingrained habit.

There are things online that can help people change these habits though. One such thing is digital hypnosis. I mentioned Hypnosis Ninja in a post a few weeks ago about Mr A’s snoring. As well as having downloadable hypnosis sessions to deal with ignoring snoring they also have sessions on dealing with Twitter addiction Facebook addiction or dealing with social networking addiction
For just £9.99 people can down a session that will help them develop new behaviours in relation to social media usage.

Do you think you could do with cutting down on your social media usage? Do you think hypnotherapy would work for you?

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34 Comments

  1. The Mummy Bubble

    October 9, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Great post, made me chuckle! X #familyfunlinky

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  2. Heather Keet

    October 9, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    I’ve stopped in again with #mg!

  3. Jaki

    October 9, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Phew! As someone who works in social media having a ‘very healthy attitude towards social media’ as my result is a relief! I know there is a line I don’t want to cross, I think that’s why I don’t let it go too far! #FamilyFun

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      October 9, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      I do use it alot when im at home alone, but I can and do put the phone down when im out doing things with others 😊

  4. Lins @ Boo & Maddie

    October 9, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    I would definitely describe myself as a social media addict so am very relieved to see that according to your fabulous quiz I don’t meet the criteria. I could definitely do with a detox every now and then 😉 X #MG

  5. Karen, the next best thing to mummy

    October 9, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    After reading this, I must admit that I am a social media addict, there are worse things to be addicted to though!
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  6. natalie

    October 9, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Truthfully I can take or leave social media – I only do it for my blog and to be honest I don’t do it that often!!! #mg

  7. oldhouseintheshires

    October 9, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Fun post! Sounds like I may have a problem!! I love Twitter….#Mondaystumble

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      October 9, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      Me too 😁

  8. Chloe

    October 9, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Hi, I have to confess to being a bit of a social media addict It seems to go hand in hand with blogging. I do now take time away at certain periods especially as my nephew highlighted how much time i spend on my phone #MondayStumble

  9. Ali Duke

    October 9, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    I guess I am a little addicted, but I can go without Titter and Facebook if I have to and not come out in hives lol.
    #FamilyFun

  10. Pickinguptoys

    October 9, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    I appear to be stuffed, there’s no hope for me 😀

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      October 9, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      😂😂😂😂😂 wouldnt have you any other way

  11. Lisa Pomerantz

    October 9, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    I love # 4! Brilliant! #mg xoxo

  12. Lisa Pomerantz

    October 10, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Love this, and back from #mondaystumble too! xoxo
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  13. Lydia c lee

    October 10, 2017 at 6:26 am

    I’m def an addict but I’d put in email in there too. I’ve started having periods where my phone is in the other room. It’s the only way for me.

    1. Lydia c lee

      October 10, 2017 at 6:26 am

      #twinklytuesday

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  14. Fiona Cambouropoulos

    October 10, 2017 at 7:39 am

    OK so I need to limit my social media, but on the other hand it is also work for me and not personal social media so I wonder if that lets me off or if actually I’m just an addict in denial.

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      October 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

      As long as you dont feel its a problem I wouldnt be that worried

  15. Michelle Kellogg

    October 10, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Yeah, I can definitely say that I’m not addicted. In fact, I barely spend much time at all on Social Media, save for when I’m doing my blogging. I love the technology and the ease of talking to people from all over the world but I also love in person conversations and well, I’ll be honest, I am more addicted to Netflix and Cable TV than I am to the internet, lol. For the past two weeks I’ve been binge watching Supernatural! I love me those Winchester boys, lol! Thanks so much for hosting #MondayStumble

  16. Susan Mann

    October 10, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    I was, but I think I could take it or leave it now. I’m not on anywhere near as much as I was, but still, need to limit it. Maybe I’m in denial xx #mondaystumble

  17. Sumra

    October 11, 2017 at 4:14 am

    Lol i always tell my husband that he’s addicted, but now after i started blogging, i find myself equally as much on the phone as him. Gotta do something about it. #twinklytuesday

  18. Mackenzie Glanville

    October 11, 2017 at 8:46 am

    gosh how did I only score two!???? Maybe I should be on social media more yippee!!!! #mg

  19. Lisa (mummascribbles)

    October 11, 2017 at 10:00 am

    I love this quiz! I am an addict but I don’t have a problem yet Haha!! I definitely need to cut down on it but it is hard. As a blogger, I find lots of ops through social media and sometimes you have to be quick! Great post. Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  20. Rhyming with Wine

    October 11, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    My hubby thinks I’m absolutely addicted beyond help. I think I’m totally fine. I mean I only scored 6 in the quiz! In fact I might have to print it out and show him? … or I could just tweet him?… Oh wait hang on. Yep. So denial then! 😁 Thanks for linking Tracey x #DreamTeam
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  21. Tammymum

    October 12, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    I definitely panic if my battery is below 40%. Although following from this quiz I am less of addict than I thought. that said I could definitely do with weaning myself a little. Thanks for joining us as #familyfun

  22. jeremy-thirstydaddy

    October 13, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    I’m comfortably in the reasonable range. I’d give this test to my wife but then she would tweet about what a jerk I am #fortheloveofblog

  23. Helena

    October 13, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    I am not sure that I’d class my self as a social media addict but then again I did look at it on holiday #mg

  24. The Mummy Bubble

    October 15, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    I’m so terrible for being on social media too much. I find I’m making such lovely friends by chatting to people online that it’s hard to stay away. I need a few social media free days, maybe I’ll ask my hubby to hide my phone! Thanks for sharing with #fortheloveofblog
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  25. Helen @Talking_Mums

    October 15, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Sometimes I wonder if I’m addicted but this weekend I’ve hardly touched it and I’ve not missed it!
    #fortheloveofblog

  26. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    October 16, 2017 at 10:50 am

    I can be a bit addicted to social media at times but I only scored 5 on this which was reassuring! It is nice to go offline every now and then and switch off from it. #twinklytuesday

  27. Lisa Pomerantz

    October 16, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Popping in from #dreamteam xoxo

  28. Wendy

    October 17, 2017 at 11:21 am

    I am so so addicted haha. Instagram is my down fall, I’m quite good at avoiding twitter and Facebook but I’m definitely addicted to Instagram. Fab quiz xx #twinklytuesday
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  29. Crummy Mummy

    October 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    I use social media a lot but I don’t think it’s a problem…yet! #twinklytuesday
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