52 Signs Social Media Has Turned You Into A Complete Psychopath

52 Signs Social Media Has Turned You Into A Complete Psychopath

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In this day and age, we love posting, tweeting, pinning, YouTubing and Instagramming.

Name the app, you’ve got an account. If it’s online, you’ve seen it. But, have you ever sat down and thought, “Am I doing this too much? Is it taking up a lot of my time?”

In other words, am I a social media psychopath? How far is too far? Check out this list to see if you qualify and check them off as you go along. Read it alongside your friends.

If you’ve done even one of them, you may be a crazy person. It’s time to see just how nuts we really are.

Have you done these things?

 

1. You constantly check someone’s Facebook. You do it day after day, without any real-life interaction, whatsoever. You don’t like any of the stuff he or she posts, but when you run into him or her, you mention you saw the statuses, posts and videos. You’re pretty much a ghost.

2. You post passive-aggressive statuses or photos. Things like, “Hahaha, you’ll see” and “Whatever,” trying desperately to get the attention of someone without realizing he or she probably hid you from his or her news feed six months ago.

3. You post inspirational or motivational quotes. Even if you’re just trying show your ex you’re not sad anymore and you’re doing fine, you’re clearly trying to get his or her attention. “We go through the valleys and the bumpy roads so that we can climb to the peaks.” WHAT?

4. You unfriend and re-friend like wildfire. But, you quickly cancel the re-friend request so you can be sure he or she knows what you did. You’re sick!

5. You like a status only to take said like away a mere seconds later.Mistake? Accidental like? Insane.

6. You block someone for a day and then unblock. Then, you re-friend and message, “hey what’s up :).”

7. You created an account on Yelp just to post a three-word review about that family-owned taco restaurant without any pertinent or detailed information. “This place sucks.”

8. You poke every single one of your friends. This takes all day. Unbelievable.

9. You create an event for your own birthday party and then cancel the event the night before.

10. You post a status and then remove it 10 minutes later. Why? Because the only person who liked it was your Aunt Sue who’s a court stenographer in Utah.

11. You send someone a message or comment, “That’s a great photo,” yet you hate it.

12. You tweet to your favorite celebrity how much you love him or her.Three minutes later, you tweet how much you hate him or her because your tweet went unacknowledged. Totally normal behavior.

13. You create a separate account to stalk people. You then appear on the show, “Catfish.”

14. You keep your wall protected so you have to approve photos and statuses you’re tagged in.Like, that one where your friends found you, ass-up with your face in the sand.

15. You have two tabs of Facebook open right now. WHY!?

16. You use 20 hashtags for every photo you post on Instagram.#likeme #pleaselikeme #likeforlike

17. You have an Instagram for your dog and post as if you were him or her.“Mmm, I love these Beggin’ strips.”

18. You report statuses and photos of people simply because you don’t like them.Like, for example, when they post about how they’re grateful they made it out if surgery alive.

19. You tweet to celebrities, “I know, right?” when you don’t know at all.They’re rich and you owe $3k on your credit card because you have an issue with Jose Cuervo.

20. You look at every tagged Facebook photo of someone, going backward in time.After that, it’s onto the albums: “Mmmm, beach season.”

21. You post a status or photo about how much you love your boyfriend or girlfriend when you just started dating a few days ago.“Omg, I love this man.” Then, you break up two days later and post, “Omg, never falling in love again. #devastated.”

22. You post on your significant other’s wall how much you love him or her when you’re sitting in the same room. You want the world to see how much you two love each other!

23. Every photo you’ve ever posted has been a selfie. Even worse, they’re all duck lips. Woof!

24. You’ve used the hashtag, “YOLO.”

25. You look at your ex’s new significant other’s Facebook and say out loud, “What a fugly goblin.” 

26. You have pulled up Facebook on your TV.

27. You take your phone in the bathroom and keep scrolling even though you’re done. In fact, you’ve been done for 15 minutes. CRAZY.

28. You tried to lead an exodus over to Google+ and lost a bunch of friends in the process.Even worse, then you tried Path.

29. Your profile picture is of your significant other. As in, you’re not even in the photo.

30. Your profile picture is of anyone other than you.

31. You suggest people you may know to people. Who are these people!? I don’t know any of them!!!

32. You start a group message with a couple without realizing they broke up a week ago.“Hey, you guys want to go dancing tonight?”

33. You start a group message with 30 people. “Hey, you guys want to go dancing tonight?”

34. You personally message people to invite them every time you have an event or you’ve posted a video or you’ve taken a sh*t.“Hey, I know we haven’t talked in four years, but please like this page. Thanks, bye.”

35. Your profile picture is of a part of your body other than your face.

36. You write, “dislike” on someone’s statuses or photos. Or even worse, you just write, “no.”

37. You’ve posted the Facebook privacy guidelines and won’t agree to them.As if someone was going through and crossing you off the list. WHY DID WE ALL DO THIS!?!

38. You’ve tagged 30 friends in a scareware status. It threatened them to tag 30 other people, and if they didn’t, they’d die a mysterious death next week.

39. You’ve edited a status by commenting on it after you’ve posted.You didn’t edit the actual status, which is completely possible.

40. You’ve liked your own statuses or photos. At some point in the process you also said out loud, “I’ll show them.”

41. You hooked up your Facebook to your Twitter and Instagram, as well as your Vine to your Twitter, so you never miss a beat.

42. You bought followers or likes and didn’t tell anyone about it.This skeleton stays in your closet for life.

43. You’ve posted, “I love my fans” or “Haters gonna hate.” You have 90 friends on Facebook.

44. You’ve said you’re in a relationship, even though you’re not.When someone says, “Who?” you just comment with a smiley face.

45. You post a photo of yourself flexing. Someone else must have had to take this photo. You live at home.

46. You posted a Photoshopped photo of you standing next to Marc Cuban on the cover of Forbes magazine.The caption was, “Living the life.”

47. You go to the mall and post photos of expensive sh*t you can’t possibly afford.Then you write, “I bet you wish you were me.”

48. You remove someone as a friend because he or she makes you jealous.

49. You’ve checked your notifications during a movie. You’re the person they’re talking to in the theater when they say, “Please, silence your phones and be courteous to the people around you.” GET OUT!

50. You fall asleep watching Vines. With your phone on your face, mind you.

51. You have walked into a lamppost, another person, or traffic while updating your status.

52. You read this list, confessed to all of them, and then said, “This author’s an assh*le — I’m not like that at all.”

How to come up with article ideas

Writing Tips
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234238
Before you start, some quick rules:
The idea behind this exercise is quantity, not necessarily quality. You might come up with some junk ideas as you race to write them down, but at least you’ll come up with ideas. Those ideas can be massaged and coaxed into an awesome title or topic for a winning article.
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Force yourself to write stuff down. When you actually begin to type words, you begin to come up with more ideas and to think in clearer ways. This exercise will be completely useless unless you actually write things down.
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This is idea generation only.
Now is not the time to assign article topics, craft the perfect headline, or create the chapters for your ebook.
Be as specific as possible.
The following is a process for coming up with tons of topic ideas, but the specifics are up to you. As you write stuff down, also force yourself to be specific.
Now, let’s come up with 50 ideas…
1. Go to a place that is free from distractions and interruptions.
2. Open a document to capture your thoughts.
3. Start your timer for 30 minutes. Having a specific amount of time will force you to be productive.
4. The question phase. Ask yourself the following questions, and try to create at least two topic ideas from each one:
What are you passionate about in your industry? I’m passionate about content marketing. But I’m not just going to write an article on “Why I’m Passionate about Content Marketing.” Instead, I’m going to channel that enthusiasm into a major work that I can get excited about, like an advanced guide to content marketing.
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How did you get started in your industry? Everyone enters their niche in a different way. How did you get interested in your area? What training did you have? Don’t be afraid of getting personal here. The best content is stuff that is personal, while still actionable and oriented to your audience. People love to hear about others’ experiences and to read things from a first-person perspective.
Why is your product the best?
What is the greatest challenge in your industry?
What does success look like in your industry?
Who is the most successful person in your industry?
What is the biggest news in your industry?
What is a success story from your business? Biggest failure? Stories of personal experience are perfect for article topics. Discuss how and why you failed at first, or what factors led to some huge success.
What personal skills help someone become successful in your industry? This is easily a top 10 list — several of them, actually. From time-management tips to email ninja advice, you can bust out a bunch of practical and tactical advice that will really appeal to your audience.
What tools do you use to get your job done? This is another list or top 10 article. What kind of things do you use — a desk, a Macbook, an iPhone, a Bluetooth device? What about mobile apps? Web apps? Data storage? Coffee? Write it down.
Where, when, and how do you do your best work?
Why do you enjoy being in your industry?
What is changing in your industry? These are great current topics that will fuel search queries and drive traffic.
What are some processes or practices that you have perfected? If you’ve achieved some level of expertise in a specific area, describe how you did it. Advanced guides and detailed topics are best.
5. The Search Phase. Actively seek out ideas elsewhere on the web. Perform each of the following searches, and jot down at least five ideas from each source.
Visit the blogs of industry leaders. What are other leaders saying? If they are all discussing similar things, there’s a good chance you need to be part of the conversation.
Visit the major industry websites. Beyond the blogs, there are other websites that provide industry information.
Visit the social profiles of industry leaders. Focus on Twitter and Google+. If you’re following other leaders in your industry (and you should be), track down their presence on Twitter, and Google+.
Search Twitter for trending topics in your industry.
Use Twitter’s search function to find out what’s trending in your particular niche.
Use Google autocomplete to come up with keywords and related topics. Google search alone is a powerful way to generate keywords that can morph into topic ideas.
From Google.com, start typing in a keyword of your industry. Continue typing. I suggest a verb. Keep changing up the verbs, the keywords, and the order of words.
6. The rumination phase. Unplug and write stuff down. Finally, relax your mind just a bit, and let the good ideas flow.
What’s next?
If you’re still in the topic-generation zone, just let your timer go off, and then keep going. You can come up with 100 topics.
Final Tips
Beyond your focused topic-generation sessions, you will always have some ideas floating in at random moments.
Always be writing stuff down. Our best ideas come when we’re totally disconnected from our work. It could be when you’re jogging, showering, or waking up in the morning. That’s why you need to always be writing down your ideas.
Always be learning. Whether it’s from reading, talking, watching Ted Talks, or trolling social media, you should always be in learner mode.
Neil Patel contributed most of the information for this article @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/author/neil-patel