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How to know if you are addicted to Facebook

Facebook is a wonderful creation which allows people to stay in touch with loved ones and re-connect with friends from the past. Unfortunately, a few people take sharing on Facebook just a little bit too far. To determine if your usage of Facebook has gotten out of hand, ask yourself the following questions.

Do you feel that work is interrupting your Facebook time? Is your boss is being totally unreasonable if he expects you to wait on customers before updating your status? I’m sure the people who’ve been waiting in line for twenty minutes understand that you’re having an emotional moment and want to share it with everyone you know.

Do you check your Facebook from your phone in the middle of the night while in bed? Someone you know might have just had a distressing dream involving tap dancing poodles. They will need your comments and insight as soon as possible. You wouldn’t want to let them down.

Have you ever updated your Facebook status while in the bathroom? Yes, cell phones are great, but there are some things better left unsaid and some things it’s better to ask your doctor. (Does anyone know what it means when it’s greenish purple and has…..?) Please keep this in mind when visiting your gynecologist or proctologist.

Do you have a beautiful “Farmville,” but people are scared to venture into your actual yard because it is so overgrown? Perhaps it’s time to put down the mouse and pick up some hedge clippers. You can always update your status from your phone.

Have you posted approximately 1000 pictures of yourself holding a camera in front of a mirror? It is time to go out and make a real friend who can hold the camera for you. True, you may have 1576 Facebook friends, but how many have you ever actually met in person?

Have you ever put “I’m bored” as your status? Trust me when I tell you that nobody really cares and no one is going to drop whatever they are doing to come and entertain you. You might want to get a life.

Does your definition of a “wild weekend” involve carrying on instant message conversations with more than one person at a time? I think everyone will agree you’re quite the party animal, especially if you drink a hard lemonade while chatting.

Did you compose a beautiful Christmas message telling someone how special they were and how much they’ve blessed you this year? Did you then post this message on Facebook directed at all 1576 of your friends? I’m sure that everyone was deeply touched at how personal and thoughtful your message was, especially your dry cleaner and the people you’ve never met.

Have you ever checked your Facebook or updated your status while at a wedding or a funeral? All of your Facebook friends will agree that the day was all about you and want to know your thoughts and insights regarding the event.

Yes, Facebook is a lot of fun and a great way to connect, but be sure to know when to quit. Nobody should be on any website 24/7.

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