Facebook users to cut down time spent on social network

Survey shows many users suffering from "Facebook fatigue".

Published Date
06 - Feb - 2013
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06 - Feb - 2013
Facebook users to cut down time spent on social network

A new survey conducted of Facebook users has revealed that a significant percentage of current users are planning to spend less time on the website. 27 percent of current Facebook users (38 percent of whom belong to the age group of 18-29 years), stated that they would reduce the time spent on Facebook. The survey also revealed that 61% of Facebook users have taken a voluntary break from the site for more than a couple of weeks. However, 72 percent of users don't plan to change their Facebook usage patterns.

The survey conducted by the Pew Research Centre mainly considered American Facebook users and reached the conclusion that many users were undergoing a sense of “Facebook fatigue". The San Francisco Chronicle quotes Lee Rainie, Pew Internet Project director and a co-author of the new report, "These data show that people are trying to make new calibrations in their life to accommodate new social tools.”

India currently stands in third place in terms of Facebook users with over six crore users who form nearly 70 percent of Indians who use the Internet.

Are you planning to spend less time on Facebook? Or are you happy with the amount of time you spend now? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook.

Sources: San Francisco Chronicle, Social Bakers


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