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How to tell if your social media habit's an addiction

The likes of Facebook and Twitter are a great way to connect. But it also screws us up a little, says Adrian Weckler

Published 18/10/2015 | 02:30

The likes of Facebook and Twitter are a great way to connect. But it also screws us up a little, says Adrian Weckler
The likes of Facebook and Twitter are a great way to connect. But it also screws us up a little, says Adrian Weckler

So you think you're addicted to social media? Think again.

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Many of us think that checking our phones every 20 minutes for a 'like' or a 'favourite' is a problem. But we don't know the half of it. In Ireland, there are tens of thousands of people who now spend up to 12 hours a day on social media streams.

Recently, I got to meet a few of them. John Grennan is a 25-year-old trainee chef at Athlone's Institute of Technology. He's married with a four-year-old daughter. And he spends eight hours a day on personal social media streams.

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