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15 Signs You’re Obsessed with Social Media

It’s safe to say that social media is one of the most influential and well-established media platforms ever. It’s estimated that nearly 3 billion people actively use social media networks and websites, with these numbers only increasing on an annual basis – there have been over 200 million more users in 2016 than in 2015*. That’s 200 million more dog-face-filter Snapchats, and 200 million more #selfie Instagram posts…

If you’re one of those people who are permanently attached to their phone, you may have a not-so-healthy obsession with social media – how many of these can you identify with?

 

1. You’ve got your ‘refresh cycle’ down to a T.

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Refresh Facebook. Refresh Snapchat. Refresh Instagram. Repeat.

2. Bedtime is not bedtime: it’s scrolling time.

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Twitter: @gpapplardo

 

Your eyes may be drooping, but you likes are booming.

 

3. “But is it Instagrammable?”

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The likelihood of you buying something is dramatically increased if you can Instagram it. Just think how great it’ll look in a flatlay…

 

4. Dinner is never a quick affair.

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Have you ever tried making scrambled eggs on toast look pretty? It takes time.

5. You know your Snapchat-friendly angles….

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“I have to stand on this side. Move.”

6. …and you have a favourite filter.

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VALENCIA.

7. Copper. Pineapples. Cacti. Marble. Aloe Vera. Avocados.

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If your palms got sweaty at the thought of these, you’re in too deep.

 

8. You get a sense of accomplishment when your photo gets over 11 likes…

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Twitter: @chrismelberger

 

9. …and will resolutely delete it if it doesn’t.

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10. You have a social strategy…for your holiday snaps.

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Beach shot + ice cream against a wall + hot dogs or legs = great Instagram feed.

11. Not being able to block people in real life is a huge disappointment.

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12. As is not being able to click on a stranger’s handbag to see where they got it.

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Probably from MyBag. #justsaying

 

13. If you don’t get happy birthday wishes on Facebook, is it even your birthday?

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14. When there’s no signal, you go into panic mode…

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15. …but then realise that actually…

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Twitter: @kissingnialh

 

 

Not got your social media fix today? Have a look at MyBag on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

*Information taken from Global Social Media Research Summary, 2016.



Lily Shepherd

Lily Shepherd

Editor

Lover of statement accessories, scented candles, anything pink and a little bit of sparkle. A Southern girl in Manchester, when I’m not drooling over designer handbags I can be found fashion blogging, or exploring my new Northern home. My signature look? A nude lip and a very flamboyant pair of shoes.


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