Online College Courses explores the downside of Facebook in this infographic. The imposing social media website has taken over the Internet since it launched in February 2004, but this has left many users looking for a break. Two out of three adults are on Facebook.
It’s possible to be too connected in this digital age. Sixty-one percent of users have taken a break from Facebook at one time or another, and users who spent time on the site while studying for a test scored an average of 20 percent lower than those who hadn’t.
The most common reasons for leaving Facebook were:
- Being too busy
- Lack of interest in what was on Facebook
- Gossip or ‘drama’ with other users
- Spending too much time on the site
- Just being bored
The site’s costs may outweigh the benefits for heavy users, resulting in Facebook fatigue. The most sensible antidote is to simply log off.