We live in a social world.
I don’t know when it all started exactly, but what I do know is that many have become socialmediaphiliacs. Lovers of all things social media.
We Tweet, Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Plurk, Plus, Ping, Chat, Skype, Email, UnThink, Klout, Comment, Quote, Meetup & more.
Do we remember how to speak? How to write more than a 140 character sentence? I fear if I open my mouth in public, I might only speak in 140 character bursts.
You may want to start varying your activities, if you’re doing too many of the following…
- Mr. Meow has his own social profiles.
- You Tweet your trips to the bathroom.
- Leaving a restaurant is forbidden before telling Foursquare you’ve been there first.
- You’re more interested in live-tweeting the Oscars versus enjoying the program.
- Changing your legal name to include the “@” symbol.
- Getting rid of your PO Box & landlines. Tweets, Facebook & email are sufficient.
- You Facebook your sister down the hall to ask if she grabbed the ice cream you wanted while she was in town.
- You’ve forgotten what a sunrise or sunset looks like because you’re glued to your computer screen.
- “Early to Tweet, early to Skype – makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”
- No birthday arrives and passes without a personal Facebook message from you.
- What’s paper and pencil? You mean, books come in paper too?
- You wardrobe consists mainly of t-shirts that say things like, “My avatar can beat your avatar,” “Got Tweets?” and other social quotes.
- Close friends are replaced by those who live in Sweden, Canada, the United States & Australia.
- At night you pray to Mashable and TechCrunch.
- You had a Google+ invite before people even knew it existed.
- Your resume was created using LinkedIn.
- Pee in the middle of the night? Check your various social networks. Oops! It’s 5am suddenly.
- Your worth is suddenly tied to Twitter followers.
- Instant depression sets in when your Twitter follower number dwindles.
- Social crushes start developing.
- Teaching family and friends how to setup their social accounts.
- You’re known as “that social media guy/gal” locally.
- Facebook is a superb way to invite friends to the movie night you’re hosting.
- 3 hours daily is spent reading blogs and news feeds.
- You go to your closest Twitter tweep for relationship advice.
- What’s a Rolodex?
- The ads on Facebook know you better than you know yourself.
- Email for you is no more. Facebook messaging works just as well.
- Your spare bedroom is reserved for guests from your social networks passing through your city.
Now I ask a serious question. Why are you a socialmediaphiliac?