> Wake up. Check email.
> Have coffee. Check Twitter, Facebook, and all other social channels.
> Get dressed. Read RSS feeds.
> On the hour or more frequently, repeat above check-ins.
Does this sound like your typical day? Are you a 24/7 social animal? Many of us follow some of these patterns to a greater or lesser degree. Are we all becoming addicted to social media?
Multi-tasking once consumed our thoughts. So passé.
Recently The Wall Street Journal posted an article stating that we’ve become a culture of braggarts, constantly craving attention and validation. Added to the showboating, a recent study out of the University of Chicago indicates that social media is more addictive than alcohol and cigarettes. A potentially dangerous combination for both our business and personal lives.
Mashable posted this video from an artist in Copenhagen about our social dependency, asking “When is too much simply too much?” It’s very well done, and slightly frightening.