How many times a day do you check social media sites? How many tabs do you have open, at this very moment that are social media sites? When you get a new smart phone, do you find yourself downloading social media apps before anything else? Does it bum you out when you get the Fail Whale on Twitter? Does Mark Zuckerberg drive you absolutely insane with the random (and sometimes unnecessary) changes on Facebook?
Some companies have an incredibly strict policy regarding social media and taking part in it while at work. Lucky for us, 123Print is not one of those companies. We thrive on social media. We live it. We breathe it. We tweet, we Like, we post and we comment. There’s only one downfall to our encouraged social media engagement – any addiction to social media flourishes, as Column Five Media makes brutally clear.
Most experts agree that social media has revolutionized the way people interact with one another. Yet, for all its benefits, it has a dark side: creeping addictiveness. It often starts at a young age, with nothing more than a harmless, occasional status update. Upon adulthood, however, it explodes into a full-blown debilitating condition. Obsessive “places” check-ins, “likes,” and improper acronym use abound. Think you’ve experienced any of the above? Below are the signs and symptoms that you might be in need of a social media detox: