Facebook Vacation? You’re not alone – Janet Fouts

Facebook Vacation? You’re not alone

Facebook hiatusThe Pew Research Center recently released a phone study conducted by PRSAI of over 1,000 users in the US. The report that states that while 2 out of 3 Americans are Facebook users 61% of those users have voluntarily taken a break for a period of several weeks or more.

  • 20% of those surveyed said they used the site once but no longer do.
  • Only 8% of those who don’t use Facebook now are even interested in using the site in the future.

So why did so many users take a self-enforced tile out on the dominant social network in the country?

  • 21% said they just didn’t have time
  • 20% said they got bored or there was no compelling content
  • 9% said there was too much drama
  • 8% said they felt they were spending too much time on the site and they needed a break.

Oh, and just in case you swear to never leave, Business Insider posted 13 reasons you’ll never leave Facebook. Download the full report here as a PDF, or read the overview on PEW’s site. Just out of curiosity I did some searches for people who talked about their own Facebook vacations. Here are a few posts that I found interesting:


OK, so what’s your story? Would you, could you, give up Facebook?

  • fouts
  • February 11, 2013
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