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Too many tweets? Try a Twitter Sabbath

For the Twitter power user, the platform can take over in very unhealthy ways.

Ever been on a date and been unable to resist the temptation to check your Twitter feed? If the answer is yes, you're probably addicted to Twitter (or maybe you were just on a very bad date).

Once you're hooked, it's tough to take breaks from tweeting.


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Here's a solution: a Twitter Sabbath. That's what Heidi Moore, The Guardian's U.S. finance and economics editor, recommended at CNBC's "#TwitterRevolution" screening.

"It's incredibly helpful … in the same way that a vacation makes you love home," she said.

Does Moore miss Twitter during her brief detox? Not really, she said, because she knows Twitter's always going to be there.

For others, a hiatus from the platform isn't an option. Mashable senior tech analyst Christina Warren, who got engaged on Twitter, isn't so sure how she's going to survive her honeymoon without access to the social network.

"I'm freaking out because I don't know what's going to happen if I don't have not just Twitter, but everything," Warren said. "We better have sedatives."

These are the power users on a social media platform that claims 200 million active users and growing. #TwitterRevolution explores its rise in popularity at home and around the world.

So, before you take that Twitter Sabbath, be sure to watch the documentary on CNBC tonight at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET/PT and tweet us your feedback.

Contact #TwitterRevolution

  • Show Times

    Wednesday, August 7, 9p ET/PT



  • Carl Quintanilla is an Emmy-winning reporter and co-anchor of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street," broadcast live from the NYSE.