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Addiction to Twitter and Facebook could lead to this

Updated on April 2, 2014

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★ツ I understand logging on first thing in the morning

To check what friends/followers are posting.

I understand using it a lot at work

as part of business is to create a Network.

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★ツ Once, I admit even burning my toast

while on facebook – checking “just one more post.”

But having a computer in the loo

and networking while possibly having a P**?

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★ツ That’s taking it too far. Don’t you think?

Maybe it’s time to see a shrink....

So, who does this computer belong to?

Own up now, so we can get help for you.

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Is this your work station?

Social Network Subsribers


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Some safety reminders...

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1) Remember: Never post where you are going on social sites. Example, when you will be away from home or time you will be travelling on holiday.

2) Don’t open links from people you don’t trust – They can be malicious. (with viruses) E;g on Twitter, people send links with no text. Such people usually have no photo on their profile.

3) Use privacy settings. I address this in my Hub: How to stop your Account being Hacked

4) For Teens – Don’t give out your address. A teen in Germany having a party posted her address on Facebook. 1500 people showed up. She had to flee the house. 100 Police officers were called to sort it out. Full story

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    • pandula77 profile image

      pandula77 5 years ago from Norway

      A great way to raise awareness regarding the downside and the proper use of social networks. Thanks for sharing!

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      Melanie Chisnall 5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      That's quite scary. Even more scary is that most of us don't even realize how addicted to technology we are (not as far as putting a computer in the bathroom though!). My husband and I have started a "Technology Free" Date night once a week. This means no cellphones, no TV's, no computers - nothing. It's amazing how much we're missing out on because of all this technology!

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      Jeff Boettner 5 years ago from Tampa, FL

      Awesome Picture and GREAT idea. Guess what my next project will be...

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      H C Palting 5 years ago from East Coast

      These are very good tips that should be common sense. I know a woman in her forties who has posted to FB months in advance the specific dates she and her entire family will be out of town. A quick look online or off reveals her address. I cannot fathom why people do things like this, if they need attention perhaps they should work hard at something to EARN it?

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      What a scary picture! Posting time for your holiday on fb is like inviting thieves to your house. Great tips. Thanks for sharing.

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      The photograph made me laugh and I agree the internet is addictive and can make you forget about what you should be doing. I really enjoyed reading this hub article.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Pandula - Thanks. I'm glad you found it useful. Best Wishes.

      @Melchi - Oh, I love that idea and will remember it. Brilliant share. I'm glad you stopped by.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @HowlerMunkey - I'm trying to guess.... Thanks. It's lovely of you to stop by.

      @Express10 - Sometimes, I think a lot of the older generation are new to Social Networks and don't know how negatively people use it. I appreciate your comment. Cheers.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Thelma - True. It's inviting thieves. I read that there are people who specifically target such tweets / postings. Thanks for stopping.

      @Flashmakeit - Hi, it really is addictive. Sometimes, I say to myself, "just 5 more minutes and I'll log off" - 30 minutes later, I'm still online. Good to see you. Thanks.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      I notice a few people have Tweeted this.

      Many thanks. I appreciate it.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      for some reason twitter is paying off for me $$$

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Very true Lady E..i have so many reasons why i don't have a facebook/twitter account.

      voted up! and all/

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Mhatter Qui and Twitter is paying off for many of us - Bloggers and Business peeps, but I'm sure like me, they don't spend too much time on it. Merci.

      @UnknownSpy Cheers Unknown spy... mmmh... but how do you get traffic to your blogs? Maybe in that case you could use Tweetdeck or hootsuite just to schedule at least 10 tweets in day. It makes a big difference. That way you are on it for just 15 minutes a day... #JustAthot. :-)

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      Rastamermaid 5 years ago from Universe

      Hilarious pic!

      Great hub Lady_E,although I'm not addicted but I do spend quite abit of time online but only 20 percent on FB and Twitter. Mostly business,school work and family.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Donaisabella 5 years ago from Fort Myers

      That computer in the bathroom, well, I can think of no better place to work from than a bathroom if you live in a crowded house. The restroom is so peaceful, that is why it is called that! LOL, though, that was funny, but the advice is precious. Thanks Lady_E.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow, I never once thought about posting when I was going on a vacation. Good reminder..Thank you...

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @RastaMerMaid - Hi, you use it effectively. I will search your name on facebook and follow you. (My request will come from Elena Akin) Thanks.

      @DonnaIsabella - Lol. Ok, but that would have to be a bathroom without the toilet - that you will work in. :-)

      Lovely to see you. Thanks

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @AlwaysExploring that's nice Ruby. Sometimes, It's nice to have a break from it all. Thanks for stopping. :-)

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      laadhy 5 years ago from Maldives- The Paradise on Earth

      helpful and interesting tips

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Laadhy.

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      Miche Wro 5 years ago

      I say to that...they need to get a life. I can't possibly keep up with all those people. Whew...it's too many. I don't know how anyone else does it, oh...they should get a hobby.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @littleguides - Hi, I'm glad you found it useful. Best Wishes.

      @Michememe - Lol. Yes, they should get a hobby. Thanks for stopping.

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      Bredavies 5 years ago

      great hub. :)

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Bredavies.

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      Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

      Very funny stuff...and so true! Thanks!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Hi KittytheDreamer

      Lovely to see you. Thanks. :-)

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      paulgc 5 years ago

      Some people are absolutely crazy, The throne is a place for reflection, not for checking twitter whilst your sitting on the shi**er. lol.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Lol @Paul

      Still laughing after reading your comments....some people are defo nuts. Thanks for stopping. :-)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hello Elena, I loved your humorous approach. I have experienced some of the things you have mentioned here.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Lol @Vinaya - You have?

      These Social Networks are very addictive.

      Good to see you. Thanks for stopping.

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      Rossi 5 years ago

      I am happy that i am addicted to a laptop and not metap...crac...esta... but that station in the wash room is not mine. Good work here sis.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Rossi

      Lol. Thanks for letting me know it doesn't belong to you.

      I appreciate you stopping by. :-)

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 5 years ago

      Lady E, BRAVO! Wonderful humorous presentation on a serious subject! Excellent safety reminders! Thank You for sharing, Peace & Blesings! VOTED UP!!!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @DeBorrahKOgans

      Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Lovely of you to stop by. :-)

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Once you get online it is difficult to shut down!! As you say we must be careful when surfing the net. Great hub.

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      @Vellur

      Very true. Thanks so much for stopping.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      That's too funny! There is even beer in the sink and chips on the sill. This genius thought of everything. With the exception of rehab! :)

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      @Sunshine

      Lol. Definitely Rehab. Thanks so much for stopping Linda. :-)

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