55 Signs You’re Still Addicted to Social Media & Twitter

social media addictionIt's been awhile since I wrote one of these posts. I think we have all pretty much confirmed we have addiction problems to social media and that crazy little blue bird. Just when we thought it couldn't get any worse now we have pins and plusses to worry about.

So, just in case you thought you were out of luck in getting a free pass to social media addict bootcamp, no worries. If you answer yes to at least 50% of the below signs then you have an official lifetime member pass.

1. When and if you ever get to sleep you find yourself counting Pinterest boards versus sheep.

2. You could literaly operate Hootsuite on your iPhone with your eyes closed while talking,  jogging and chugging a bottle of water simultaneously.

3. Your garden reminds you of Pinterest and you even pinned a photo of it to your gardening board.

4. You have officially taught the grocery store clerk how to tweet. She should also now take this quiz.

5. Your kids understand social media better than most of your clients.

6. You are considering having your 10 year old fill in for you on an upcoming webinar.

7. You no longer have patience for people who tell you “my clients are not on social media.”

8. You turn down as many clients as you take on due to the “not going to sell you on social media factor.”

9. Your kids know the meaning of Tweet chat, hashtag, syndication, content marketing and edgerank.

10. You know how many tweets it takes to get thrown in Twitter jail.

11. You know the secret ninja tricks to get out Twitter jail.

12. You know who @TwitJailWarden is.

13. You participate in at least 3 tweet chats weekly.

14. You have accidently written your Twitter username on personal checks and other legal signatures.

twitter addiction15. You officially installed a tweet and iPad station in your family bathroom.

16. If a male family member goes to the restroom without the iPad everyone asks them what's wrong or if they need to charge it.

17. You have received serious threats from your kids if you share a bad photo of them on Facebook.

18. You often question if you should just change your legal name to your Twitter handle.

19. Someone has stalked you at a local establishment and asked for you by your Twitter handle.

20. You have mastered inbound marketing and the automated online conversion funnel. Weekends are now yours, all yours!

21. Even though your online platform works while you're not working on weekends, you still can't get that smartphone out of your hand!

22. You have accepted the fact your brain now thinks in 140 character segments.

23. Everyone in your neighborhood thinks you live on Facebook and Twitter and have no life.

24. You question if your neighbors are right about #23.

25. You just thought to yourself “my neighbors are right about #23.”

26. You have too many Facebook pages to keep track of.

27. You are somewhat happy when Facebook has a slow performance day as it gives you an excuse to stay away from it for a bit.

28. Even some of your clients who started out with only 30 Twitter followers are now self proclaimed “Twitter Rockstars!”

29. You still cringe when clients and partners introduce you at speaking engagements and events as the “social media guru.”

30. You forget that not everyone you know is addicted to social media as you.

31. You no longer care if you tick off your parents or extended family with your psuedo business updates on your personal Facebook page.

32. Spammers on Twitter no longer bother you.

33. You have thought about creating a website to plublicly shame copycats and plagiarists who copy and paste your blog posts.

34. You don't care who unfollows you. You know there are plenty more where they came from.

35. You are what you tweet and proud of it.

36. Your kids know most of the people in your Tribe on Triberr!

37. Your kids know every Facebook major update there has been the past year.

38. Your kids make fun  of you when you like your own posts on Facebook but you still do it anyway.

39. You get told daily by small business owners “you were right about Twitter at that seminar two years ago… it sure is a powerful tool.” You just think to yourself, “ya think? should have listened to me then, heh!?”

40.  You know the businesses in your local city who are less than a year away from going out of business because they have failed to adopt new media.

41. For fun you have mastered sending your bully “self proclaimed” competition on a wild goose chace of tangents distracted from their core business model with just a couple tweets or blog posts that get them spinning in the wrong direction.

42. Even though you have 50k followers on Twitter you mastered keeping private what you want private about your business and making public what you want public.

43. You are glad they didn't have Facebook when you were in high school or else you would have never gotten away with the half the stuff you did.

44. You have mastered #cardiotweeting and can officially keep your heart rate in target zone while tweeting, reading blog posts and catching up on Facebook.

45. You leave the house for 30 minutes and come up with 5 new blog post ideas.

46. Your kids give you ideas daily for blog posts.

47. Your kids are launching a new business and already know what platforms their audiences are on and are ready for their Facebook business page.

48. You are jealous that your kids will never have to get a “real job” and can literally be successful entrepreneurs from age of 12!

49. You have at least one pet named 140, Tweetie or troll.

50. You have a hard time finding a developer who knows WordPress as well as you do.

52. You are considering dressing as a Pinterest board for Halloween this year but know most of your friends and neighbors won't think it's funny nor know what you are.

53. You swore you would never read another post about social media addiction.

54. You are questioning why you read this post as it already confirmed what you know.

55. You are going to tweet this post to your friends who will also agree with number #53 & #54.

Social media addiction happens to the best of us. The best you can do is accept the fact, embrace it and enjoy the fact your life is one big Tweet and status update!


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About the Author:

CEO / Founder Marketing Nutz, full service social media, digital marketing, experiential brand, conversion optimization agency. Ranked by Forbes as Top 10 Social Media Women and 10 Social Media Power Influencer. Keynote speaker, author, strategist, consultant, coach, & trainer. Helps businesses of all sizes integrate social media into the DNA of their business, connect with target audiences to nurture authentic customer relationships. 15+ years experience working with Fortune 500, Franchised corporations with 4000+ local franchises to entrepreneurs and startups.


  1. PamMktgNut July 21, 2012 at 9:21 am

    @mqtodd @EmpireAve Thanks for the RT luvs!!! Happy Saturday 🙂

  2. DEISecure July 21, 2012 at 9:26 am

    @jasonyormark @PamMktgNut sign #1 – reading 55 reasons . . . ???

  3. DEISecure July 21, 2012 at 9:28 am

    No!! @jasonyormark @PamMktgNut There’s 56!! # 56 is caring to read “55 Reasons . . . “!

  4. TonyMcCuneMedia July 21, 2012 at 10:01 am

    @mqtodd 15-year-old girl w/Terminal #Cancer made a Bucket List. She wants to trend on Twitter. Please RT #AliceBucketList to help.

  5. AnnaChatburn July 21, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Counting Pinterest boards instead of sheep when dozing off? #socialmediaoverload http://t.co/S41PBfRR @socialmouths @PamMktgNut

  6. LegendaryAsshol July 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    @JackalAnon @EisMC2 *drools*

  7. jaykelly26 July 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    @JackalAnon @EisMC2 I’ve got it bad y’all, but can’t wait to # 14 in court 😀

    • JackalAnon July 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      @jaykelly26 lol @EisMC2

  8. Naveed72rana July 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    @MelissaOnline nice u like how much pets..?

  9. Fernando7jfo0 July 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm
  10. jureklepic July 22, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Hi my name is Jure and i am an addict 🙂 

  11. 777productions July 22, 2012 at 2:06 am

    @JessicaNorthey @PamMktgNut Hello…THANK YOU SO MUCH ! I need something else to read… 🙂 🙂

  12. derrick01barnes July 22, 2012 at 4:42 am

    @faulko1 @JessicaNorthey @PamMktgNut phew not me

  13. PamMktgNut July 22, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    @BarcampSarasota thanks for the RT luvs!!

    • BarcampSarasota July 22, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      @PamMktgNut No Problem!

  14. PamMktgNut July 22, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    @teedubya thanks a mill for the share!! 🙂

  15. HireRabbit July 23, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Hiya, Thanks for the RT @imJeremyR cheers!

  16. Pinaatje July 23, 2012 at 12:52 am

    @arkarthick Thanx for the RT and enjoy your day today!

    • arkarthick July 23, 2012 at 7:18 am

      @Pinaatje Sure do & you too!

  17. heatherdaune July 23, 2012 at 7:23 am

    @companyofwomen Haha. I’m not addicted to social media. I’m addict specifically to twitter.

  18. fondalo July 23, 2012 at 11:46 am

    @candynick hahaha or in my case it was 6am 🙂

  19. maarsmom July 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

    @fondalo @pammktgnut I can’t stop reading my feed long enough to read the signs of social media addiction.

    • fondalo July 23, 2012 at 11:51 am

      @maarsmom @PamMktgNut bwahahaha

    • PamMktgNut July 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Sign #56!! Love it! RT @maarsmom @fondalo @PamMktgNut I can’t stop reading my feed long enough to read the signs of social media addiction.

  20. OddentityMedia July 23, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    @Steveology @PamMktgNut Great article 🙂 Thanks for sharing

  21. PamMktgNut July 24, 2012 at 12:01 am

    @mmangen thanks so much Michelle!

  22. EvetteJvR_SM July 24, 2012 at 5:11 am

    @ShellyKramer @PamMktgNut I had fun reading this the other day 🙂

  23. Pinaatje July 24, 2012 at 6:53 am

    @MusicByStan Thanx for the RT and enjoy your day!

  24. ClaraMartinezT July 24, 2012 at 8:09 am

    @winesavi ahahah, I’m not there yet!

  25. Mick Haensler July 24, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Social media is FUN!! (he said with a goofy Brian Reganesque accent)

  26. _JBJones_ July 25, 2012 at 12:14 am

    @PhilTorcivia do I need a sign? I know I’m addicted to twitter…..

  27. TedCzech July 25, 2012 at 7:49 am

    @Golani_Soldier …and the number-one sign — you clicked on the link about being addicted to social media.

  28. HancockVanessa July 25, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I caught myself scrolling down the comments to see if I recognize people. Good to be among those addicted. 

  29. JohnAguiar July 25, 2012 at 11:04 am

    @DunlopHearingSe @ISophia3 TY for the RTs 🙂

    • ISophia3 July 25, 2012 at 11:14 am

      @JohnAguiar Your welcome John. Have a beautiful day! 😀

      • JohnAguiar July 25, 2012 at 11:27 am

        @ISophia3 TY and you too 🙂

  30. JohnAguiar July 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    @Beverly_Davis @michellecruble @ianmcleary Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Beverly_Davis July 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      @JohnAguiar Pleasure John, enjoy your day!

      • JohnAguiar July 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm

        @Beverly_Davis TY Beverly,, Enjoy yours too 🙂

    • ianmcleary July 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      @johnaguiar thanks for sharing interesting posts!!

      • JohnAguiar July 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm

        @ianmcleary Appreciate that Ian 🙂

  31. Pam Moore @PamMktgNut July 26, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Yes it sure is Mick Haensler!! 🙂

  32. dpriyanka July 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    @dpriyanka @PamMktgNut nice one 🙂

  33. YoavBurger August 3, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Great post, Pam.  I agree with Jure – I am also an addict.  I have included this post in ‘Best of the Web’ http://j3webmarketing.com/best-web so others can also ‘come out’ and address their addiction.  Thank you.

  34. Josh Moore August 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Guilty as charged

  35. juliaserafina August 6, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I believe there is a 12 step plan for this kind of thing.. 🙂

  36. TucsonRural3117 August 7, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    @PamMktgNut You got off work three hours ago signed on to twitter and you’re still in your work clothes.

    • drivinfar August 8, 2012 at 12:14 am

      @TucsonRural3117 @pammktgnut Good one!

  37. SocialMMMDiva September 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Pam these are HILARIOUS! socialmmmdiva 

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