When you first heard about Facebook you probably wondered what the big deal was. Then after dealing with more peer pressure than you have probably encountered since you were a teenager, you finally decided to sign up. Now you find you can’t go more than 2 hours without checking for updates. Are you a Facebook addict? Read the list below to find out.
You know you are addicted to Facebook if:
You check your Facebook page before having your first cup of coffee or even before going to the bathroom in the morning.
Stopping before you leave the house to inform everyone that you are about to leave the house.
You are spending more time changing your status update than actually doing anything worth commenting on.
You are changing your profile picture every time you change your clothes to keep it recent.
You start using Facebook as a verb. As in “I’m going to “Facebook” so and so or I was “Facebooking” last night.
If you interrupt an actual conversation that you are having with a person and tell them “you know what, why don’t I just “Facebook” you later…
Every time you take a picture you wonder if it is going to be Facebook worthy.
You leave a party early because you can’t wait to get all of the pictures you just took up on the computer and tagged.
You plan all of your social activities on Facebook instead of using the phone.
You get jealous of other peoples plans and feel left out even though you don’t personally know them.
You are unsure whether you are actually “in” a relationship until the other person makes it Facebook official in the Relationship Status section.
You feel you might need therapy because someone you barely knew 20 years ago won’t accept you as a friend.
You get mortally offended if no one responds to the clever quote it took you 20 minutes to come up with.
You wonder how you could have possibly wronged a person who is on a mutual friend’s page but not on yours. Such as “What did I ever do to them that they don’t want to be my friend too?”
You purposely try to recruit people you do not even know to up your “friends count”.
You pretend that you are doing some really exciting things so others will find you interesting enough to want to be your friend too.
You engage in a “war of wills” not wanting to be the one to actually invite someone to be your friend and wondering how long it will take for them to ask you.
You invite someone you can’t stand to be your friend because you simply must know what they are up to or because you simply cannot miss out on anything.
You actually click the Wall To Wall on other peoples’ pages because you absolutely have to know the entire conversation they were having.
You want to throw something at the computer when you can’t find the original question that was asked that elicited an interesting response from someone.
You are looking forward to your birthday for the first time in years because you want to see how many wall posts you will get that day. Which then leads to….
Getting angry at people who didn’t wish you a Happy Birthday because “C’mon…it’s on Facebook!…There is no excuse for forgetting!”
Instead of looking forward to your vacation, you are more worried about what you are going to miss on your computer while you are gone. Which then leads to….
Completely changing your cell phone plan and your cell phone because your current one doesn’t have access to Facebook.
You have to pretend you don’t know someone when meeting them for the first time, yet you know their deepest, darkest secrets thanks to a mutual friends’ pages.
You only check your email to see if you have an update on Facebook.
You suddenly have 200 emails in your inbox and they are all Facebook updates. Which then leads to…
Spending two hours going through each email making sure you didn’t miss anything when you checked your profile page. Which then leads to….
Feeling horrendously guilty that you didn’t immediately respond to a comment someone left for you 2 days ago. How could you possibly have missed it?
You get insane if your friend number drops and you go crazy trying to figure out who deleted you.
If your Facebook wall looks like it is covered with graffiti because you have so many applications on it.
Your usual bedtime is now two hours later than it has been in years.
As soon as you meet someone the first thing you do is go home and “Facebook” them.
Not having access to someone else’s profile can push you over the edge. Which then leads to:
Trying to come up with creative ways you can create a new Facebook account and become their friend so they will not know it is you trying to spy on them.
You start losing huge chunks of time and wonder where on Earth the day went.
You find yourself making up lies about what you “did all day” to compensate for all those lost hours.
Your house is getting messier as the weeks go by and you have no clean laundry.
You are one of the few people who uses the Facebook chat option.
You can’t stop nagging other reasonable people to join Facebook. Like teenage peer pressure, it’s o.k. for you to do it as long as others are doing it as well.
You call into work sick because you just came across all of your old photos and have a ton of scanning and tagging to do.
You visit sites and articles that list the reasons you are addicted to Facebook.