Good or Bad? Study Finds Facebook Users Are Decreasing Usage
When asked why they took Facebook breaks, 21% said they were just too busy.
On one hand, we have a social website that has taken the place of in-home visits, phone calls, and sitting on the porch talking. On the other hand, we have a social website that has revolutionized the art of networking and staying connected to family and friends. The dichotomy here is unfortunate.
According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, a majority of current Facebook users have at one time or another tired to the point of avoiding the social-networking site. In fact, 21% surveyed that they either were too busy or didn’t have time for it. Twenty percent thought it just wasn’t interesting or was a waste of time. The most disconcerting finding underscores what Facebook warned investors about last week: the cool kids are so over Facebook.
There is the strong likelihood they are converting to other social sites but lets be optimistic and believe that maybe…possibly…people are starting to look up from their phones and computers and beginning to engage each other in real-time conversation. (CNET)