15 Signs You’re Addicted to Social Media


You’re an addict. You? Yes, you. You’re not addicted to food, alcohol or drugs. You, my friend, are a social media addict.

Here are some symptoms you may be exhibiting:  


  1. The first thing you do in the morning is reach for your phone, and check Facebook.

  2. You can’t start your meal until you’ve Instagrammed it.

  3. You check social media on a dinner date

  4. You have developed the uncanny ability to walk and post at the same time

  5. You’re an avid ‘selfie’ taker

  6. You freak out when your phone runs out of battery because you’re offline.

  7. When your plane lands, you turn on your phone immediately to see what you missed whilst in the air

  8. You post or tweet whilst on the loo -  swipe, tap, scroll, and wipe

  9. You’re your own biggest fan when it comes to liking your own tweets, posts, and pins

  10. You can’t watch a TV show without looking at what people are saying on Twitter

  11. You check in everywhere you go, whether that be at a hip new restaurant or the doctor’s clinic

  12. Your Facebook timeline presents a forensic view of your life, from your constant hourly “check-in’s”

  13. You have incorporated the online phrase “LOL” into your daily conversations offline

  14. The phrase “hashtag” has been incorporated into your vocabulary. You use it constantly. #fail

  15. The last thing you check before bed is Facebook.


Don't let your activity online paint the wrong picture of you. Remember, First Impressions Count. 

Olivia Salanitro

Olivia Salanitro

Communications and Marketing Manager at Social Check™

Olivia Salanitro is a Marketing and Communications Manager at Social Check™, a business that assists individuals to create a professional and compelling online presence. Olivia specialises in LinkedIn profile authoring, social media strategy and execution, and personal brand management through online engagement and monitoring.