It's sometimes hard to imagine the world before social media.  It penetrates every last nook and cranny of our life.  It is completely normal for a human being today to have every significant (and insignificant) moment in their life documented with pictures, videos, and details from the time their parents learn of their existence to the end of their life.  I'm not arguing that it's a good or a bad thing, it's just simply a fact of life now - most of the world's population of 18-24 year olds are addicted (to varying degrees) to social media.

USA Today is reporting that the number of Americans that are admitting that it would be extremely difficult to walk away from services like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and the like is up a whopping 28% from just 4 years ago.  A full 40% of all respondents now claim that they are, at some level, addicted to one or more social media platforms - but that's the average.  Once you analyze the data, you can see that this phenomenon isn't happening at the same rate for all ages.  A staggering 51% of users in the 18-24 year old range said that it would be hard to give up their digital back-monkey compared to just 33% of users in the 50 + range.

What about you?  Is it out of the question, or could you just walk away for a day, a year, or forever?  Let me know by answering below.

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