Over-Googling is a new phenomenon. There is no cure. It is only in time, that an over-Googler will learn for themselves the dangers associated with this pastime.

How do you know if you over-Google?

1. When some one asks you a simple question, is your first instinct to look it up on your iphone?

2. You get a rash and instead of going to your local GP do you turn to Google for the diagnosis?

3. Has your face gone pasty or grey, or have you forgotten to brush your hair over the last few weeks? Have you forgotten to go out of the house in the past two weeks? Do you order everything online and do people scare you?

4. Do you wake up in the middle of the night with cravings and instead of basking in the light of your fridge, you boot up the laptop and sigh as the beloved Google home screen is loaded?

5. Do you wonder whether Google has plans for Christmas?

6. Do you ask Google, “Does my butt look big in this?”  and when thousands of options pop up, you just pick the one you like?

7. Do you Google yourself daily? Do you dream of  making it to number one? (Unless of course you have a celebrity’s name, then you have no chance).

8. Do you download television, even though the show is on free to air?

9. Do you have more conversations with Google than your kids? Do they think it is another sibling?

10. Do you start taking fashion advice from Google, not realising it is actually from 1908?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these, then please, do yourself a favour and get help before it’s too late. There are people out there, real people with skin and teeth and eyeballs who can help you. They are only one click away.

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