facebook breakup

Tuning out Facebook for weeks at a time is commonplace, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, which found that a majority of the current Facebook users it surveyed have at one time or another tired to the point of avoiding the social-networking site.


Pew used Princeton Survey Research Associates International to conduct the actual telephone interviews with a representative sample of 1,006 adults in the U.S.

The Pew study found that 61 percent of the Facebook users who responded have taken extended, weeks-long breaks from the site. Those who have taken Facebook sabbaticals did so for the obvious reasons: 21 percent were too busy, 10 percent lost interest, and 10 percent felt it was a waste of time.


(Credit: Pew Research)


3 responses to “facebook breakup

  • mairedubhtx

    I acknowledge birthdays but rarely post a status. I just don’t have anything to say. I check sometimes to see what my cousins are up to, but I don’t have anything to say. The most I posted was a couple of weeks ago when the husband of a friend died suddenly and we organized a fund-raising for her funeral expenses. That was a community-type thing. But that’s the type of thing I look for, what’s happening with my friends or family.

  • Don Wainwright

    I only use it (maybe once a month or so) to receive or share pictures of some significant event. I can’t muster up interest in what someone is thinking moment by moment and certainly wouldn’t share that information with the world.

  • Tammi

    Facebook can be a positive for shut-ins, people with illnesses that don’t get out and want to see family, also there are positive support groups that are closed so things don’t post on one’s personal page. Basically for some it’s a key to the outside world.

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