10 Signs You May Be Addicted to Your Tech (Yes You, Parents)

By Toni Birdsong


Disclaimer: If you are in blissful denial that your tech use is out of control at any level, then this article will make you uncomfortable. It may even make you mad. You may want to skip this post and go play Candy Crush instead.

Professionals say the first step to dealing with, and overcoming any kind of addiction is to identify and admit you have a problem.

So, I’ll be the first one stand up in front of this vast digital room of possible addicts and confess.

Hi, my name is Toni and I am somewhat—okay entirely and rather euphorically—addicted to my tech. My drugs of choice: Twitter, Facebook, and Feedly.

I didn’t see it coming. It was a slow boil and the water was quite pleasant to be honest. It all started about five years ago. I used technology like most parents: to research my kids’ aches and pains, to shop, to learn new stuff, and to read reviews on what movies, music, and books to buy. And, of course, my job requires me to be online for a good portion of part of my day.

Then came Facebook and all those other fun social places to keep in touch with family and friends. …read more

Read the full article here: http://blogs.mcafee.com/consumer/10-signs-may-addicted-tech-yes-parents

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