27 Obvious Signs You’re Having an Affair With Facebook or Twitter
Social Media has become pretty central to what I do with my life, so I use it all the time. I’ve built countless meaningful relationships with a wide variety of individuals. I have learned a ton from people and organizations around the world. I have seen much good come from both Facebook and Twitter. Still, I have found that I have to be intentional and careful not to give social media too big of a piece of my mind and life! Can you relate? Here are 27 Obvious Signs You’re Having an Affair With Facebook or Twitter. An occasional one or two for you may be no big deal. We are human and not perfect. However, if you relate to a bunch of these, you may be in trouble! Please add to the list!
1. You have a social media logo as a screen saver (or your profile pic) and your look at it lustfully.
2. You wink at this same screensaver and say things like, “what up” or even worse, ”how you doing?”
3. You’ve made out with the Twitter bird on your laptop, then wiped off the screen before anyone saw you.
4. You check your updates while your spouse is talking, saying “yeah….uh huh….yeah.”
5. You think about checking your stuff while someone is talking, saying “yeah….uh huh….yeah.”
6. You wake up in the night and check to see if anyone has mentioned you or posted any comments about you.
7. You check for updates while driving, looking like a drunk fool that almost ran into me on the road the other day.
8. You check for updates while driving with your kids in the car (even worse).
9. You check for updates while walking, and you ran into me at the mall yesterday!
10. When you ran into me, you said you were sorry and went right back to checking your stuff.
11. You check for updates while walking, and you’ve caused a signific traffic accident recently.
12. You get truly depressed when no one comments or reads your stuff.
13. Your primary reason for using social media is to receive validation from other people.
14. You base the success of your day on who may or may not have commented on your stuff (I realize some people do this for a living and depend on interaction and measure comments, so I’m not really talking to you).
15. You have a Twitter bird at home and dress it up and role play with it.
16. You Twitter bird’s name is Sheila or Sweet Susie.
17. You compare yourself to big names on Twitter and dream about being them.
18. You have an old Punk’d shirt and you wish you were Ashton Kutcher.
19. You drop your follower count in conversation with friends- “What are you doing tonight man?” “Not much, trying to hit 1000 followers this week.”
20. You fanticize about the number of followers or friends you have.
21. You are a woman and stalk other dudes on Facebook or Twitter.
22. You are a dude and stalk other ladies on Facebook or Twitter.
23. You are a women and comment on every single thing a dude posts, but not on anyone else (this type of stuff leads to an affair through Social Media, not just with Social Media). Relationships online can be as real as they are offline in my opinion. Watch who you are watching.
24. You would rather spend a night on Twitter or Facebook than with your spouse.
25. Your laptop or phone gets more attention at home than your family.
26. You fanaticize about the number of followers or friends you have or want to have.
And the final sign you are having an affair with Facebook or Twitter: 27. You called the local trophy shop and had them make a trophy with a big bird, your name, and your airbrushed picture on it. It’s hidden in your closet, but you know you bring it out on Friday nights and listen to John Tesh’s Sax By the Fire. Admit it, you’re having an affair!
Here are a few tips if you are having an affair with Facebook or Twitter:
1. Set healthy boundaries.
2. Communicate about these boundaries with a friend or family member.
3. Leave your phone in the car if you need to; mine goes in my desk drawer when I get home.
4. Watch your motives. Are you using social media to grow, connect and help others or feel good about yourself?
5. Monitor your habits with social media and see if things might be out of whack.
6. Take a short break on a regular basis from Social Media. The rest of us will be ok, I promise.
7. Take a long break from Social Media.
8. Don’t find your identity in what you can do online, but in who your Creator has made you to be!
What are some other signs you may bay having an affair with Twitter or Facebook? What other tips do you have for the obsessed?