29 Warning Signs of Twitter Addiction

By Posted 2009 Updated   Guest PostsSocial MediaTwitter

Twitter is addicting and probably you are addicted to Twitter? With rising popularity, Twitter addictions in become increasingly common and there are high chances you are also a Twitter addict. Twitter is the popular micro blogging platform which allows you to send messages (tweets) to your friends, relatives and followers.You can send tweets to your followers with text upto 140 characters. As Twitter has got really popular, there are people spending all day over twitter with signs of twitter addiction.

Warning signs of Twitter Addiction

Twitter addictionYou are warned that you are addicted to Twitter when You…

  1. Get excited when some one follows you on Twitter.
  2. Feel the end of the world when twitter gets an outage.
  3. Send @ and RT in messages to your friends in emails.
  4. Beg your blog readers to follow you on twitter, then beg your Twitter followers to Retweet the tweet.
  5. Post more tweets than blog posts, and turn from full time blogger to full time tweeter.
  6. Spend all day on twitter giving yourself the excuse that you are doing great service to your followers, and bunk going to office.
  7. Tweet on Twitter more than doingoffice work.
  8. Feel over the Moon and on top of the world when some one retweets your tweet
  9. Keep searching for your twitter nameand your tweets in real time twitter search.
  10. Keep refreshing the twitter page every second for new tweets.
  11. Include your twitter profile in your Gmail signature instead of your blog
  12. Print your twitter id on business cards.
  13. Set Twitter as your browser home page.
  14. Add notice in front of office door – “I am on Twitter, Dont disturb”.
  15. Use more than 5 twitter clients.
  16. Add your twitter name to Google alerts to know what others are speaking about you.
  17. Blog more about twitter applications.
  18. Add your status message as “Follow me on twitter” to Gtalk and yahoo messenger
  19. Use Twoogle to search in Google and Twitter.
  20. Keep urging your family members to get a twitter account.
  21. Follow lot of people on #FollowFriday
  22. Introduce yourself to new persons more as a tweeter than as a businessman.
  23. Go crazy about twitter and advertise on news papers, TV and distribute pamphlets to follow you on twitter.
  24. Ask your bosses wife to follow you on twitter!
  25. Add your twitter id to the nameplate of your house.
  26. Keep sending SMS to all your friends to follow you on twitter.
  27. Ask questions about Twitter rather than job related queries during interviews.
  28. Threaten your wife to get a twitter account and follow you, or warn her of divorce
  29. Only wear dresses with twitter logos.

Guest author Venkat is the writer of Techdows.com, a blog that provides articles on web, technology, windows tips, troubleshooting, solutions, software reviews, utilities, and downloads. Image credit: Dewalp

This is a guest article and represents opinions of the guest author

17 comments on “29 Warning Signs of Twitter Addiction

  1. roku6wiz says:

    OMG im freaking addicted to twitter!!!!! Noooooooo

    oh by the way follow me on twitter ;) lol

  2. Jen says:

    I have actually done number 3 !!!! Actually done it. PS: pity the list was so obviously written by a man :)

  3. venkat says:

    @roku6wiz
    some guys are addicted to twitter and some not thanks for your comment
    @jen
    Lot of people are used tweeting with @,RT in twitter that’y they are carried on to email messages as well.

  4. Jonathan says:

    haha well said

    just simply the #1 on the list can determine if you are addicted to twitter or not :)

    and yet follow me on twitter @jonathanhu

  5. venkat says:

    @jonathan
    one can identify one where others may found multiple from above list to identify themselves as twitter addicters.

  6. venkat says:

    @fraser
    you made a terrible comment you could have just dropped the link in comment, you degalmmarised my post.
    @1smartengineer
    There are pros and cons of twitter you could get a lot of knowledge of what happening around the world from twitter,if you are a businessman or a website owner you could promote your product or website to get traffic.The difference is the way you looking into it.

  7. Sanjukta says:

    At least 20 of the above symptoms matches with me.. I am definately addicted.. follow me on twitter @Sanjukta :P

  8. venkat says:

    @sanjukta
    I am glad you agree:)

  9. Alex De La Force says:

    I’m close to be an addict. :)


    @AlexForce

  10. Andy Shen says:

    I am very very very close. I may have to go to rehab :\

    ===

    @andysh

  11. venkat says:

    @LAexa De force and @Andy Shen
    It’s nothing wrong spending some time in twitter or social networking sites for the sake of things to know what happening around the world,spending almost all day in twitter is too mcuh may not good for ur health also.thanks for expressing your views.

  12. ladye daphnie says:

    I guess im the only one who is NOT addicted to Twitter….

  13. CynthiaVS says:

    haha, 8 out of 29… I am somewhat of a Twitter addict :)
    btw, follow me :P

  14. inomuiro says:

    You forgot 30: you feel the immediate urge to tweet about this article… like I did!

  15. Mohammad Elsheimy says:

    LOOOL me too :P

  16. Danny says:

    10 15 and 18 but if only 3 relate is it really an addiction lol #JustSayin
    #FollowMe @ThaRealPhano

  17. Ethan says:

    Great list and definitely addicted!

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