Facebook fatigue: Users take time off
People plan to spend fewer hours on the site this year, according to a new study.
There are the privacy concerns. The shady advertising hijinks. The constant notifications. The relentless onslaught of news feed items, from mundane observations to jokes that really aren't that funny.
It's no surprise, then, that Facebook fatigue is setting in. A new study shows that people are starting to stray from the social network.
About 27% of Facebook users are planning to spend less time on the site this year, while only 3% plan to spend more time, according to the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. (You can read the key findings here.)
Facebook is still the dominant social network in America, with some two-thirds of adults who are online using the site. But 61% of current Facebook users have taken a break from the site for at least several weeks. Here are the main reasons they left:
- Too busy, didn't have time
- Just wasn't interested
- Found it a waste of time
- Too much gossip and drama
- Site was a time suck
Facebook is branching out to try and catch that wayward user. That's one of the reasons it bought Instagram, for example. And it's looking at other ways to stay relevant outside of its home page.
So go ahead and quit Facebook for a while. You'll be back. The company is counting on it.
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Main reason, "Too busy didn't have time." Yeah, we are working harder to pay for those who won't work. Taxes pay for cell phones, and internet for "The needy."
When FDR instituted welfare, he never put an end to one's situation. This is why we have generational welfare recipients. The grandmother was taught to sign up for services, who then teaches her daughter to sign up, who teaches the grandchild to sign up. I f you have several generations on welfare, then your whole family is doing something wrong. I see this firsthand.
If you kept getting something for free, why not keep taking it?
Oh we were talking about Facebook right?
big privacy thief's !!!more scam and lies and corruption from facebook he sold more then 1 billion shares to friends and private bankers before it was on the real share market other people go to jail for it !!! the keep there likes, and fig up with bots still and all in court for it !!! people must be blind?? its not a company !!! the don't have value the try to sell tin air ?!!!!
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