Social Media Is Driving Americans Insane

If you pull out your phone to check Twitter while waiting for the light to change, or read e-mails while brushing your teeth, you might be what the American Psychological Association calls a “constant checker.” And chances are, it’s hurting your mental health.

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brushing teeth while checking email.

that’s a lot of skill.

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I don’t get why there are so many social media apps… twitter, instagram, snapchat and facebook. I only use facebook cuz i don’t understand the purpose of the rest

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I’m with you, I don’t even understand the purpose of facebook.

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Believe me, it wasn’t a far trip.

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i just constantly check the mirror and the windows while brushing my teeth. it doesnt make me crazy just really vain and paranoid. i think checking emails would be healthier but nobody emails me anymore since ive stopped working. i dont miss constantly being on emails and phone calls and trying to get work done at the same time. now i just check the forum and get excited when i have a little blue number under my icon. I go…“oh somebody wants to talk to me finally!!!” and i get giddy as a school girl, lol,

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most multitasking I’ve done in bathroom is… operating computer while… uh… relieving myself…

Information age and all that information is killing us

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I am getting my first smart phone this Saturday. I feel like I have become a clone. How will it change me? Will I be ALWAYS on my phone like all the other “pod people” who are constantly glancing at their mini computer/phones. The phone I have now is simple. Text and call. No internet, no camera, no apps, no games. Just a f’kn fone.

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Never been involved in social media and have never owned a smart phone.

I don’t think anyone wants to talk about what i do, like the face on the hood of my car that closely resembles tesla.

Or that world war 3 is coming.

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I used to check my phone all the time (facebook, email, chat etc.) Now I have an Obamaphone and I never check my Facebook. I rarely check my email and no one texts me besides my kids and my one friend. I have removed myself from SM because A-I am uber paranoid and B-I have no friends.
Despite the lack of people in ‘this’ reality, I talk to my audience of billions every day. THAT is my insanity. My delusion. My constant need to explain my past and my thoughts to my delusional audience.

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I barely even use Facebook anymore.

I built a couple of Twitter bots a few months ago, but i don’t exactly check on them every day. They do their own thing.

I spend time on Reddit… does that count? But I’m not obsessive abt it.

Used to have a really bad problem with tumblr, but that was rooted in anxiety / a fondness for repetitive behaviors. So i stopped using it.

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I dropped my iPhone in the toilet (it was clean) last year in January, and didn’t get another one until August. Didn’t miss it too much.
I did bring my other one back to life, now they are friends.

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Wife not much of a talker, I’m guessing