Nine Signs You May Be Addicted to Social Media

[Reblogged from www.perrynoble.com]

Some are funny…some are serious…

#1 – You introduce yourself as your twitter name rather than your real name (“hey, I’m @rockandrollboy247!”)

#2 – You speak in sentences that have 140 characters or less.

#3 – Your biggest desire in life is to get retweeted or @ replied to by someone who you perceive to be important!

#4 – You know more about the people you say you love the most because of what you read on social media rather than because you have actually had real, live conversations with them.

#5 – You are at a table with friends and EVERYONE is engaged with their smartphones rather than actually talking to and enjoying time with one another.

#6 – You cannot go for more than five minutes without checking twitter/facebook to see what is being said to or about you.

#7 – When you get an alert on your phone it controls/consumes you and you feel like you must automatically respond (even if it means stopping something extremely important) or all will not be right in the world.

#8 – Your spouse and your children are merely background noise and are somewhat annoying when they disrupt what you are trying to do online.

#9 – You text/tweet people who are in the room with you in order to communicate with them!!!

Perry Noble is the founding and senior pastor of NewSpring Church in South Carolina. Visit his blog for more great posts!

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About Chris Jordan

Husband. Father. Author. Pastor. High School Bible Teacher. Follower of Jesus. And I enjoy a good cup of coffee!
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4 Responses to Nine Signs You May Be Addicted to Social Media

  1. Wait…I “liked” this post, but I didn’t “like” it. You see,…Sorry, someone messaged me…you make it sound like I ha……Let me get back to you after I update my Facebook status.

  2. Tracy Neal says:

    This is cute, but unfortunately truth to some extent. We are losing real connections as a society. Hope you don’t mind me sharing this on my facebook, which of course is linked to my twitter. :~)

    Seriously though, thanks for the great reminder to monitor ourselves. God Bless You!

    • Chris Jordan says:

      Tracy,
      You are right, it’s cute but also sadly true! Please, feel free to share it (I actually borrowed it from a fellow pastor myself)… blessings to you today!

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