Are We Addicted To Social Media?

A recent survey on how much time people spend on social networks has come out with some interesting observations.

A survey was conducted by consumer electronics review site Retrevo on how people use popular social media services such as Facebook and Twitter. The study asked 1000 participants about the frequency and time they spent on such sites. The numbers, though not terribly shocking, point to a growing dependence on social services – especially amongst those under 25.

Ars Technica reveals the stats of this survey:

55 percent of users over the age of 25 check Facebook at least once a day. Eleven percent said they can’t even go more than a couple of hours before popping onto their favorite social network, and when users under 25 are taken into consideration, that number went up to 18 percent. Almost half of those under 25 said they’re cool with being interrupted during a meal and 11 percent said they’re fine with it during sex (those over 25 were less OK with these things, at 27 percent and six percent respectively).

Retrevo

Ars Technica: “Net addiction at a new level: users update from bed, dinner”]

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