12 obvious signs you’re addicted to social media

The first step is admitting you have a problem. Take this quiz to determine the severity of your addiction, and how to recover.

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Nearly 20 years ago, the BlackBerry came to market, and it revolutionized the way we read and send email. It was infamously renamed the “CrackBerry” because people became addicted to email in the palm of their hand. It lead to a plethora of other smart devices and, ultimately, was the catalyst for the development of the Droid and Apple platforms that now dominate the smart-device market.

Today, we are connected 24/7 through every platform, on demand, almost anywhere we go. We really can’t avoid the trap of using and consuming socially driven content.

However, like everything in life, there must be limits. The enjoyment of using these platforms can evolve into an unhealthy obsession that may not only be problematic for you but for those closest to you in real life. The signs of addiction are everywhere, and if you care about your friends and loved ones, you will read the list below and help them (or yourself) find a healthy social media/life balance.

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