Is Social Media addictive?

Do you have to check Facebook and Twitter every few minutes? Tweeting, texting, posting everywhere you go? A study by consumer electronics shopping site, went looking for answers on how much control social media has on peoples’ lives. The results:

  • 27% of respondents under 35 check Facebook more than 10 times a day.
  • About one third of people under 35 tweet afrer sex (36%) and on a date (34%). 40% tweet while driving!
  • Twitter is addictive as 39% of people under 35 check updates more than 10 times a day.

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I believe that social media will take a very large part of the time we currently use for “web”, TV and other media. But the question of how often do you check a social media site will soon be pointless. Most of us will use it continuously. Nobody asks how many times a day you check TV. Or… better yet, how many times a day you talk to people?

So the answer to the original question is “yes” as much as whatching TV or talking to people is addictive.

Priit Kallas

Priit is the founder and CEO of DreamGrow Digital, an internet marketing and social media company. With his 20+ years internet marketing experience he is Helping companies to understand and use the digital marketing to reach their target audiences. He has spoken at hundreds of seminars and conferences on different aspects of internet marketing. Priit is also the organizer of Digital Elite Camp, a leading traffic and conversion event.

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