10 Signs of Twitter Addiction

NOTE: This post relocated to the new version of my blog here.

1. All of your friends’ names start with @

2. You know what a tweet is and don’t snicker

3. Your tweeted while your wife gave birth

4. Your tweeted while giving birth

5. Your kids have to tweet you to get you to make dinner

6. Your mom joined Twitter to chat with you

7. All you want for Christmas is unlimited SMS use on your cell phone

8. Your sign your work email, @wonky

9. You don’t read emails that aren’t highlighted replies to you

10. You name your newborn @babygirl1

How about some others?

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24 Responses to “10 Signs of Twitter Addiction”


  1. 1 Roxy Harte March 31, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    11. You Twitter before you start the coffee in the morning
    12. You Twitter from your candlelight anniversary dinner that you are celebrating…by candlelight

    Love the list!
    I could think of hundreds more…

  2. 2 tojosan March 31, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Thanks for the additions Roxy! So good of you to stop by too. 🙂

  3. 3 Sarah Stewart April 25, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Your husband knows what twitter is!

  4. 4 Scott Williams October 17, 2008 at 10:01 am

    You Twitter live commentary during election debates!

  5. 5 nobi February 26, 2009 at 3:54 am

    -You use your twitter URL to post a comment here 😉

    > Your husband knows what twitter is! (via @Sarah_Stewart )
    and your husband is sick of it 😉

    It was so funny that right after I saw this page, I’ve also found a post on popular Japanese community website by a wife who is sick of her husband keep twittering their private moments.

    http://komachi.yomiuri.co.jp/t/2009/0226/227267.htm?g=04
    I’ve tried all machine translation site (Google, BebelFish, Yahoo! and Excite Japan but none of them seem to work well, so you will have to learn Japanese to read it).

  6. 6 @E_N_Z_O February 27, 2009 at 9:01 am

    I’m so addicted, all my time at home I’m on twitter, excluding when I’m sleeping – I’m not that bad!
    I need a phone contract with unlimited texts so I can tweet when I’m out. – They’re expensive though. Wow, its so wierd being able to write with out a 140 character restriction.

  7. 7 kenhendrix24 February 27, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    you tweet to make sure that your bathroom breaks are timed with everyone else so that you arrive as a group and don’t miss anything.

  8. 8 Clayton March 1, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    You use the search function for your name to see if people are RT your tweets… !

  9. 9 Tara March 12, 2009 at 1:16 am

    ha guilty of some of those. I also tweeted during an earthquake, lol.

  10. 10 Kathleen April 7, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    You feel a constant need to check ‘twittie’ on your iphone.

    Your @work, Opps. ‘at work’ and start to panic if to much time has passed and you havent ‘logged’ on.

    Your rushing through your day more, quickly getting things done so you have plenty of time left to ‘twitter’

    *You eat lunch, twitter and dont care that your food isnt actually reaching your mouth!

    You take more bathroom breaks just to escape to ‘Twitterland’

    You snuggle up with your iphone @ night.

  11. 11 Candydandie June 11, 2009 at 8:23 am

    HAHAHAHA u name ur girl @****
    😛

  12. 12 ne0g33k June 18, 2009 at 10:30 am

    You know you are addicted when you setup your WINAMP to tweet your currently playing song 🙂

  13. 13 Sean July 8, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Haha! When you start noticing that real life conversations lasting more than 140 characters are too long :-p Great post!

  14. 14 Jennifer Mitchell July 28, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    You include hashtags in e-mails and text messages. #thatisreallysad

  15. 15 Gil Burgos August 1, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Some people I follow, tweet more than 70X a day!!!

  16. 16 KBAL November 8, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    http://twitter.com/SamuelArroyo FOLLOW ME!!
    omg i’m an addict… I CONFESS

  17. 17 Isabelle May 27, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    are you a twitter addict when you end up three times in twitter jail in one day???

  18. 18 Joe Lock July 11, 2010 at 8:49 am

    After 6 months explaining to my wife she had a problem being sucked in to Facebook and twitter. I simply had enough when she tweet or update while on vacation. I left her and it took her two days to realize I was not coming back. Having a real conversation face to face with a person don’t happen anymore sorry to say.


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