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Top 10 Signs You Are a Facebook Addict

Updated on February 2, 2014
By the end of this article, you will know if you are addicted to Facebook.
By the end of this article, you will know if you are addicted to Facebook. | Source

Let's see if you are a Facebook addict (you probably are)

Here are 10 signs that probably prove you are addicted to Facebook. If you are, you definitely aren't alone, and have millions of friends worldwide for company, but it's always better not to be addicted.

10.Your friends always see you online

Have you ever heard any friend tell you, "Dude, I always see you online whenever I log in!"? This is a big give away that you are a Facebook addict.

"I am always online and I am going to win an Oscar for it."
"I am always online and I am going to win an Oscar for it." | Source

9. You keep logging on every few minutes

The average Facebook addict is one who can't help but log on to the site every couple of minutes. He/she must know what's happening on the site. For any piece of information to be exchanged without his/her knowledge is unthinkable.

Are you such a person? Do you keep logging on to the site on your mobile at every traffic signal? You are an addict.

Logging onto Facebook every few minutes is a clear sign of addiction.
Logging onto Facebook every few minutes is a clear sign of addiction. | Source

8. You keep counting the number of Likes your statuses get

you are obsessed with the number of Likes each of your statuses and pictures get. For any status of yours to have fewer than a certain number of Likes means it has failed.

If every Like means the world to you, you probably need to get off of your seat and head into the real world.
If every Like means the world to you, you probably need to get off of your seat and head into the real world. | Source

7. You keep randomly checking out your friends profiles

You have better things to do like going to lunch with your friend or working out, but you can't help but linger on until forever on Facebook doing pretty much nothing other than checking out the profile of everyone on your friend list and blankly and inattentively staring into their photos.

A true friend checks his buddy's profile page at least 200 times a day.
A true friend checks his buddy's profile page at least 200 times a day. | Source

6. You keep updating your status multiple times a day

Your Facebook profile is not a personal diary, and not everyone is following it like the score of the Football World Cup Final. So, please, give yourself and Facebook a break!

Don't update your status too many times a day or no one will even take you seriously.
Don't update your status too many times a day or no one will even take you seriously. | Source

5. You post personal information on your statuses

You feel that everyone on your friend list is desperate to know what's happening in your life on an hourly basis. You post status messages that are highly emotional in tone, often giving out names.

You are a Facebook addict. Get off Facebook and try to sort out the issues you have with people instead of ranting and letting the entire world know details that it would be better off not knowing. And by the way, most people on social media are not interested in the personal troubles of others. The ones who really care for you are the ones who can be contacted on phone.

Don't kill your own privacy by letting everyone know what's happening in your personal life.
Don't kill your own privacy by letting everyone know what's happening in your personal life. | Source

4. You keep fighting with someone in your house over the desktop

Your desktop is more valuable to you than all the jewels in your house. You cannot let anyone else use it even for a few short minutes. It's yours. It's your gateway to the world. It's the device through which you access the love of your short-sighted life: Facebook.


Facebook is totally not worth the fight.
Facebook is totally not worth the fight. | Source

3. You stay up at night to access Facebook

If Facebook is the reason why you stay up late at night, you are clearly an addict. And you are not alone in your addiction. You are one among millions of Facebook users who have this habit. Facebook night-birds realize the value of a good night's rest only when they fall seriously ill because their immunity is whittled down to almost nothing by their lack of sleep over time.

Don't be a night owl. Go to bed!
Don't be a night owl. Go to bed! | Source

2. You eat your meals in front of the computer screen

Being distracted while eating is a big no-no, and yet there are people who can't stay away from Facebook even while eating. Are you one of them? For heavens sake, have a real-life conversation at least while eating! Facebook won't be any the poorer because you've been away from it for half an hour.

A burger tastes best when eaten in front of the computer. No it doesn't!
A burger tastes best when eaten in front of the computer. No it doesn't! | Source

1. You hardly visit other sites

This is the top sign that you are a Facebook addict. The internet is filled with billions of sites, many of them extremely entertaining or useful. If you are someone who doesn't visit other sites, you almost certainly have a big problem.

Hey addict, did you hear of that new site called 'Wikipedia'?
Hey addict, did you hear of that new site called 'Wikipedia'? | Source

This is where the FB addict lives every minute of his life: Everywhere and Nowhere.

To recap, you are a Facebook addict if...

 
 
 
1. you hardly visit other sites
2. you eat in front of your computer screen
3. you stay up at night to access Facebook
4. you keep fighting for the home computer
5. you post personal information on your statuses
6. you update your status multiple times daily
7. you randomly check your friends profiles
8. you keep counting the number of likes you get
9. you log on every few minutes
10. your friends always see you online
 
 

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Are you a Facebook addict mad at me for exposing you? Comment and rant.

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I can't hear you!
I can't hear you! | Source

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      Rohan Rinaldo Felix 3 years ago from Chennai, India

      I'm glad you aren't addicted to FB like many people. Used once in a while, it can be very useful to stay in touch with people who live far away.

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      Sonia 3 years ago from India

      I spend some time in fb but I am not an addict...I saw some people are updating their up to day activities.I am glad I am not one of those guys...Thanks for the information....

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      Rohan Rinaldo Felix 3 years ago from Chennai, India

      I appreciate your listing some of the irritating posts that people share... I've had the same experience myself... Thanks for posting on fb!

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      Lori Colbo 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Whew! Not an addict, but still too much time. I have really cut back lately. It's gotten boring. I hate football game days because all my friends give play by play through the whole game. I hate football. Last year I quietly unfriended many because it was always drama. So and so did this and so and so did that and I have a right too yada yada yada. Then there are the conspiracy nuts. 18 links a day on conspiracies. No thanks. I keep up with friends and family who are safe, wonderful people.

      Another thing I don't like is the posts where there is some cause and they say, "Like or share this if you care. I know some of you won't care and you know who you are." No matter how worthy, I refuse to repost with this kind of shaming manipulation. And all the cute little doggy and kitty posts with sugary sappy sentiments get to me too.

      I'm going to post this on fb. Nice job.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I know people like this. Due to my work schedule and personal lifestyle, I do not get on facebook as often as I would like. The hamburger photo you posted has me drooling!

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      Koralee Phillips 3 years ago from Vernon British Columbia Canada

      FlourishAnyway: That's a great idea, but I'm not sure if they'd "get it."

      This a great hub, and so true. I'm not addicted, thankfully. But, I know people who are, and your description of them is perfect :).

      I especially like #4 :)

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      Mel Carriere 3 years ago from San Diego California

      I do use Facebook but I have so many other things going on I don't have time to obsess on it. Most of the time I think I'm neglecting Facebook although during football season not a lot of people are paying attention to my posts anyway. I still get a good nights sleep. Perhaps if I had a less grueling job I would be obsessed. Great hub!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      I used to spend time on Facebook, but now they have to keep emailing me to tell me I haven't checked in lately and I have notifications pending. I got so bored with the same people posting useless stuff and oversharing their arguments. Maybe I'll post this to see if they see themselves.

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