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  • steph_wilken

    Great post! Scary though! I’m about to be 29 and certainly don’t check facebook first thing in the morning, but, if you throw my newspaper, news Web sites, and Twitter in there … that’s a whole different story :) I might be obsessed in that respect.

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  • http://twitter.com/soniazuzartee Sonia Zuzartee

    Of the (currently) 61% people of the poll who said they don’t keep their laptop by their bedside at night, how many of them have Facebook/Twitter for mobile? Do they check those last thing at night / first thing in the morning?

  • Siobhan O’Sullivan

    I think that the next phase of social media will be driven by the device as more people adopt smart phones, ipads or tablets that will make SM more accessible from one device. There is no need to log into multiple sites everything is a mere touch away.

    Therefore it is easy to check your emails, news, tweets, FB and other SM tools you prefer when you wake up, go to the toilet or before bed.

    We used to think nothing of opening the post, turning on the radio or tv to get our first contact with the outside world. Now you can check your personalised news feeds, check what friends and contacts are doing locally and internationally, chat with friends, exchange a few ideas, grow your business network, maybe check in on four square and all this before you have got up in the morning!

    Too much TV used to be bad for you now it will be too much social media until the next big thing.

  • http://www.pocketinfo.net Robert Latchford

    There is a lot of stuff which is more harmful to be addicted to.
    Gamers for example. How many men are addicted to playing Call of Duty , Halo etc.
    Different types of interaction for the different sexes. Women are chatting while men are
    firing crossbows and grenades at each other.

  • anthony

    Not only do I keep my laptop near the bed, but I keep my iPhone in the bed, my Galaxy Tab in the bathroom or kitchen, and have my desktop running 24/7 in case all of their batteries die simultaneously. That, plus my PS3 is always on, period. I like to tell myself it’s so I don’t miss any important messages for my freelance work, but that’s just a convenient fiction so I don’t feel guilty about checking my Facebook every 3 minutes.

  • http://twitter.com/schnoerrchen Katharina Schnorr

    I know addictions are nothing to laugh about but still… I’m laughing, sitting here in te morning brfore having had breakfast, but at least not in bed and after having had a shower already ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/himachhag hima chhag

    Very true jeff,

    This is addiction. But, some addictions are good enough. They help you to go a long way.
    My social media addiction has boost my interest of becoming digital media planner. And today, digital media has become my life. So, i don’t find any thing wrong in this.

  • http://twitter.com/Mompreneurmogul Lisa Cash Hanson

    I have to admit I check it frequently but I also on purpose won’t look all day- I love control LOL plus I’m not a young chic I’m a little……well let’s just say a tiny bit beyond young ;)

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      It certainly isn’t just the young women who are addicted to social media!!…I think it is endemic..but it made a good headline. :)