Wednesday, January 7, 2015

26 Struggles Of Being A Social Media Addict

1. Your friends sometimes refer to you as your Instagram/Twitter handle. In real life.

26 Struggles Of Being A Social Media Addict

2. You start planning your #throwbackthursdays over a week in advance, to prevent this from happening:

You start planning your #throwbackthursdays over a week in advance, to prevent this from happening:

3. But you know that the social web comes with a code of conduct. And you respect it.

But you know that the social web comes with a code of conduct. And you respect it.

4. And you’ve been known to plan activities based on the Instagrams you’ll get out of them.

And you've been known to plan activities based on the Instagrams you'll get out of them.

5. You’re guilty of secretly deleting posts because they didn’t get enough likes.

26 Struggles Of Being A Social Media Addict

6. This is the most terrifying sight in the world.

This is the most terrifying sight in the world.

7. Because your mom/friends start to worry if you haven’t posted an update in a couple of hours.

Because your mom/friends start to worry if you haven't posted an update in a couple of hours.

8. So obviously you have to carry around a portable charger for your phone.

So obviously you have to carry around a portable charger for your phone.
And you’re aware that you look like an idiot when you whip it out.

9. You have a hard time falling asleep because you’re in the habit of checking your phone once a minute…which gets in the way of actually closing your eyes.

26 Struggles Of Being A Social Media Addict

10. And when you do call it a night, you fall asleep excited for the fresh crop of notifications you’ll wake up to.

And when you do call it a night, you fall asleep excited for the fresh crop of notifications you'll wake up to.

11. The first thing you do when you meet someone interesting is comb through their social updates from the last five years.

26 Struggles Of Being A Social Media Addict
Your worst fear is accidentally “liking” something from 2007.

12. And when you have a crush on someone, you have all their profiles memorized.

26 Struggles Of Being A Social Media Addict

13. Although, in both cases, you don’t actually follow them until they’ve followed you first. Duh.

26 Struggles Of Being A Social Media Addict

14. Because you have an ideal “followers” to “following” ratio and you stick to it.

Because you have an ideal "followers" to "following" ratio and you stick to it.

15. Your heart rate spikes dangerously when you get a notification about your Klout score changing.

26 Struggles Of Being A Social Media Addict

16. And you get phantom alerts all the time.

26 Struggles Of Being A Social Media Addict
You think you saw your phone screen light up, but it didn’t. You thought you heard a Facebook notification, but nope.

17. Your friends constantly get mad at you for being on your phone too much while you’re hanging out.

Your friends constantly get mad at you for being on your phone too much while you're hanging out.

18. In return, you get mad at them for not “liking”/commenting on your posts fast enough.

In return, you get mad at them for not "liking"/commenting on your posts fast enough.

19. The first thing you do when you wake up after a night out is check your Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to see what damage you did.

The first thing you do when you wake up after a night out is check your Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to see what damage you did.
And delete all of it.

20. You find joy in the little things, like when your list of Instagram likers switches to a number.

26 Struggles Of Being A Social Media Addict
Retweets are like hugs.

21. You have the best emotional release.

 

22. You’d rather have nearly any conversation online than face-to-face or on the phone.

26 Struggles Of Being A Social Media Addict

23. You feel emotionally confused when you meet someone as social media savvy as you, because you want to be best friends but you’re threatened by their Klout score.

26 Struggles Of Being A Social Media Addict

24. You’re a champion at defending your social media addiction, because you’ve had to do it so often.

You're a champion at defending your social media addiction, because you've had to do it so often.

25. But you console yourself with the promise of a well-documented life.

But you console yourself with the promise of a well-documented life.

26. And you’re gonna spend the next three minutes trying to decide what hashtag to tweet this list with.

And you're gonna spend the next three minutes trying to decide what hashtag to tweet this list with.

When in doubt, go with #sorrynotsorry.


via - BuzzFeed

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