Too Busy on Social Media to Fold a Hand of Poker?

We’ve all been there, trying to play a hand of poker, only to be interrupted by constant notifications from our social media accounts. We start by trying to ignore them, but before long, we are scrolling through our news feeds, catching up with our friends, and completely forgetting about our hand of poker.

Too Busy to Fold?

In the age of smartphones and social media, it seems that the ability to fold a hand of poker has been replaced by the compulsion to post on Instagram or Twitter. No longer do we need to calculate pot odds, or consider the implications of folding a hand – all we have to do is hit the “Like” button and we’re done! Even when we’re losing, it’s much more satisfying to post a glib comment on social media than to admit defeat and fold a hand.

Poker’s Been Replaced by Posting!

In reality, this isn’t a good thing. Social media has made us so busy that we’ve lost our ability to make important decisions. Instead of considering the strategic implications of a hand, we’d rather post about our wins and losses on social media. It’s a sad state of affairs, but one that all too often becomes an unfortunate reality.

The good news is that with a bit of determination and focus, it is possible to balance your social media addiction and your poker playing skills. If you can’t bear to put your phone down, why not try playing poker online? That way, you can keep up with your friends and still enjoy the game of poker.

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