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If you are in college, take this quiz to find out if you are a social media addict

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Being a social media addict is commonplace these days. All this is because of our inability to live without it even for a few hours.

After all, it’s the only way we find out about current events; it also helps us keep up with updates from  loved ones abroad. However, we’ve become so addicted to it that we spend more time than we often anticipate scrolling through feeds which will take eternity to complete. But before we proceed, one common catalyst for becoming a social media addict is not having real, lifelong friendships. Is this you? And just so you know, the compulsive usage of social media is powerful enough to alter the healthy state of relationships and even open the door to mental health issues in the long run. Also, for crying out loud: it’s totally counterproductive. Finally, I think we should all agree to these:

  1. “When it comes to social media, there are just times I turn off the world, you know. There are just sometimes you have to give yourself space to be quiet, which means you’ve got to set those phones down.” – Michelle Obama
  2. “There’s so much negativity on social media, I don’t want to add to that.” – Shawn Mendes
  3.  “I think there should be regulations on social media to the degree that it negatively affects the public good.” – Elon Musk

  • Question of

    I spend time planning my posts before sharing; I think about what captions and filters to use as well as the time which works best for high engagement.

    • Yes
    • No
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    Can your social media usage change your mood – for better and worst?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Imagine your phone lost network connection for some hours. Do you experience the Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) because you can’t access your favourite social media network at that moment?

    • Yes
    • No
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    I use social media as a way to help l cope with problems I face

    • Yes
    • No
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    I have a tendency to use social media during activities like hanging out with loved ones or even when I’m eating.

    • Yes
    • No
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    The way I tend to use social media has the potential to negatively affect my grades.

    • Yes
    • No
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    I think about what might be happening on social media anytime I’m not using it.

    • Yes
    • No
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    After I post content, I refresh the notifications every few minutes to check the likes I’ve received.

    • Yes
    • No
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    I’ve tried staying away from social media but I end up on it in my free time.

    • Yes
    • No
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    I like talking with friends on social media than in-person.

    • Yes
    • No
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    I have more friends on social media than in-person.

    • Yes
    • No
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    Checking my phone notifications is one of the first things I do when I wake up.

    • Yes
    • No
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    On multiple occasions, I have spent more time on social media than I initially anticipated.

    • Yes
    • No

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