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Twitter is more addictive than alcohol, cigarettes

The 140 Character Fix 140 You might be addicted to Twitter if.... You not only You've reserved You own the book know what the a Twitter handle "Twitterature" Fail Whale is, you have your own customized T-shirt for your unborn child TWITTERATURE Research shows that Twitter may be harder to resist than: DO NOT DISTURB Cigarettes Alcohol Caffeine Sex Sleep Is it really possible to be addicted to a social network? A lot. So just how much do people use Twitter? 100 million Yes! In a 2010 study, college students were challenged to go 24 hours without social media and used the following words to describe their experience: log in 50% daily • Twitter has 100 million 1H0 A X active users 140 • More than 50 percent of these users login daily • Nearly 250 million 23% 21% 12% 8% 8% tweets are tweeted each day Physical or Mental Distress Addiction Failure Confusion Isolation A look at Twitter users in the U.S. -10 million OFemale 18-22 Less than high school O Male 22-34 High School 36-49 Trade/some higher education 50-65 Bachelor's degree 65+ Graduate degree Gender Age Education Level What do people tweet Other Hot Topics about the most? End of Super Bowl XLVI 10,245 Beyonce's pregnancy announcement The current 8,869 "tweet per second" (TPS) record: 2011 U.S. Women's World Cup final game 7,196 Steve Jobs' resignation Set on December 9, 2011 when the 1980's flick Castle in the Sky was broadcast in Japan. 7,064 Japanese earthquake in 2011 5,530 Celebrities are addicted, to0 Famous twitter quitters who couldn't stay away... HOLLYWOOD Tweet-free for 1 month: Dec. 2011- Jan. 2012 Tweet-free for 1 day: Nov. 9-10, 2011 Tweet-free for 3 months: Nov. 2011-Feb. 2012 Ashton Kutcher Alec Baldwin Chris Brown "Quit" after criticizing Penn State for firing Joe Paterno before he read about the scandal "Quit" after being kicked off an airplane for refusing to turn off his phone. "Quit" in frustration over being asked questions about his then ex-girlfriend Rihanna. at the university. Created for © QuinStreet, Inc., 2012 SOURCES: "Twitter is harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol, study finds," The Guardian, 2012 "The Definition of Addiction," The American Society of Addiction Medicine, 2011 "Addicted to Media," The World Unplugged, 2010 "One hundred million voices," Twitter, 2011 "Twitter has 100 Millian Monthly Active Users; 50% Log In Every Day," Mashable, 2011 "The Top 15 Tweets-Per-Second Records," Mashable, 2012 "Social networking sites and our lives," Pew Internet, 2011 Source/url for other celeb temporary quitters html n_1100090.html For every chapter of your education

Twitter is more addictive than alcohol, cigarettes

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Research shows that people are more addicted to Twitter than alcohol, caffeine, and even cigarettes. Find out more if you are addicted to Twitter!


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