Is Social Media addictive?

Technology M&A in 2019

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.

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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's also writing on a personal growth website 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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