Are you planning to take a “Facebook vacation?”
According to a new Pew Internet survey, a whopping 61-percent of Facebook users say they’ve taken a break from the social network at some point. And by a “break,” we don’t mean they just signed off for a few hours, these are people who say they avoided Facebook for a week or more – on purpose!
And it turns out, the Facebook “vacation” trend is growing, because 1-in-4 of us say we plan to spend less time on Facebook in the coming year! Why?
The most common reason people give is that they’re “too busy” for social networking.
Others say they’re wasting too much time on the site.
Also, 10-percent of Facebook users say the things their friends post are boring.
9-percent say there’s too much drama, gossip, and negativity on the site.
And get this: Some people say they’re taking a break from Facebook because they’ve realized they prefer talking to friends in “real life!”
In fact, that may be one of the best benefits of taking a Facebook vacation. According to the study, people who’ve left Facebook for a while say they feel “rejuvenated,” and have a fresh outlook on their priorities.
So, even though a lot of us feel “out of the loop” when we’re not online, a Facebook vacation helps remind us that there’s a lot about Facebook that we can live without.