Since the early days of Friendster, MySpace and Facebook, social media has been the world's favorite time-waster. As technology has evolved, our social media habits have only deepened and now we rely on instant access to communication with everyone we know for everything from recommendations for a new doctor to live commentary around our favorite TV shows. While many of the effects of the rise of online communities have been positive, they take up increasing amounts of our time—and time is not a renewable resource.
If you sense that you spend more time on social media than you'd like, there are some habits you've likely developed that are enforcing that behavior. Here are seven reasons you are probably spending way too much time scrolling, and some ways to reclaim some of that time back.