Study: Most users take weeks off from Facebook

Study: Most users take weeks off from Facebook

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Study: Most users take weeks off from Facebook

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by KING 5 News

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Posted on February 5, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 6:46 AM

A recent study showed that 60 percent of current Facebook users have voluntarily taken a break from the site for several weeks or more.

The Pew Research Center found that more than two-thirds of American adults use Facebook, making it the most dominant social networking site in the country.

Those Facebook users who have taken a break from the site gave a number of reasons, including not having the time, lack of interest in the site, lack of good content, and excessive gossip or "drama" among their friends.

 

Twenty percent of the online adults who don't use Facebook now say they had used it previously.

While a large portion of Facebook users take breaks from the site, 92 percent of social networking site users maintain a profile on the site.

Some statistics, however, suggest that Facebook declined in value and useage over the past year. Over a quarter of Facebook users say the site has become less important to them in the past 12 months.

Younger demographics especially seem to spending less time on Facebook. Forty-two percent of users ages 18-29 and 34 percent of those ages 30-49 reported a decrease in time on the site over the last year.

Ultimately, most users, almost 70 percent, say they plan to the same amount of the time on Facebook in the coming year.

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