Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Facebook study reveals your habits

Facebook has integrated itself into our lives, being part of a routine for many young users. A survey among 1000 users reveals some statistics, backed up by Facebook's own as well.


Facebook is an active part of our lifestyle, particularly among young teenagers.

A poll was set up and recorded over 85% of people using Facebook daily.

This also includes all ages, so if you isolate the younger age group, you'll find a higher percentage.

A more alarming discovery was that 26% of participants said they would feel ill if they could not use Facebook everyday.

Perhaps it's not alarming though, as it connects everyone, to everyone and plays essential roles such as organization and social purposes.


Facebook was originally created as a social network- it still is. But it's developed into something more, for example it's used as marketing tool for companies.

The effect on you

Because Facebook's only been out a small number of years, large scale psychological studies are mainly still in their preliminary stages. But swedish team led by a psychologist, Leif Denti, explores some the results of the Sweden's largest Facebook survey.

It's found that..

  • The average woman spends 81 minutes per day, whereas the average male spends 64 minutes per day.
  • The average person spends 73 minutes daily on the website
  • The average user logs on 6.1 times a day
  • 70% log on as soon as they get on the computer
  • 'Facebooking' is mainly done by young users
  • 67% of young users use Facebook to kill time
  • 38% of status updates are negative - this may link back to earlier times in history when people used to tell everyone about their problems, and working to find a solution
  • Women write more emotional status (particularly 'All boys are twats')
  • A third of men use Facebook to provoke others
  • A quarter of statuses are about bragging
Perhaps you should test some of these statistics tonight. - Thinking back to my news feed last night, they're probably correct.

Less educated groups and groups with less income also were found to spend a significant larger amount time more on Facebook, and reported to be less happy the longer they spent on it. However this trend was only found in women, not men.

I'm going to take this moment to point out my hatred for those attention seeking statuses which hints sadness but then leads nowhere. 


Person A:   "Oh my god I absolutely hate life, why does everything never go the way it   should :(" 
Person B comments "whats wrong"
Person A: "Oh, dm"


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