Five problems with social media

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Problem #5 Everything you read on the internet is true, grammar is optional, and you may only have 140 characters available.

I have personally felt the addiction tickling in my brain. My fingers would automatically pull up my Facebook account before my eyes were in focus. “What have I missed in the hours I had wasted asleep? Have my friends noticed the charming message I left last night? Did someone send me that item that I need for my farm?” My bladder ached, my stomach complained for food, and my body screamed for coffee but all of that had to wait until I had checked my notifications, re-posted a few memes, and wish complete strangers birthday wishes.
I have put off exercise, let the dish water go cold, and held my urine so long that I have sneezed and leaked. I felt compelled to share my every move. I completed the profile suggestions allowing the entire internet world to know my middle name, where I was born, and the name of my pets. Why?
In an age that people will ignore their ringing phone instead preferring to listen to the voicemail and text the person back just to avoid contact but why? On Facebook, I was eager to connect with people. I felt butt-hurt when no one “liked” my posts and updates. I surfed and stalked people, groups, and pages but refused to open my mouth to talk to my neighbor, choosing instead to instant message her.
Problem #1 For some people, social media feels safe when the exact opposite is true.
Problem #2 Sitting in the same position for hours is bad for your waistline and body.
Problem #3 Staring at the screen instead of communicating with your children, parent, spouse, or significant other.
Problem #4 Desensitized to violence, profanity, and overly sexual images. Suddenly you find yourself no longer questioning your morals when someone posts a big-busted woman objectifying her body.
Problem #5 Everything you read on the internet is true, grammar is optional, and you may only have 140 characters available.
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