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24 Signs You're Suffering From #Instacurity

Instacurity (n.): An excessive concern with one's social media presence, influence, and/or likeability. You know the type. The person who's constantly checking their smartphone for notifications. The one who can't eat a meal without taking a photo first. The girl who hashtags everything. And the guy who won't follow a girl he's dating, because he's afraid it will ruin his following-to-follower ratio. These are the victims of #instacurity. The question is, do you suffer too?

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4. You take it personally when you follow someone and they don't follow back.

7. You constantly second-guess whether you'd have gotten more likes on a photo had you just gone with the OTHER filter.

9. When your Klout score drops, so does your self-esteem.

10. You treat "likes" as charity, and sometimes consider giving a sub-par status a "like" as your good deed for the day.

17. Your camera roll is filled with selfies that just didn't make the cut.

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20. Your first instinct after getting in a car accident isn't to call 911, but rather, to tweet about it.

22. When going out, you decide which friends you @-mention based on who has the most followers.

23. You post vague status updates like “Feeling blessed...” or “Everything happens for a reason...” just because you want people to comment, inquire, and MOST importantly...like.

24. You join BuzzFeed Community just to promote your new project about social media insecurities... #instacurity

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