More than half of Facebook users say they’ve taken “vacations” from the social network for several weeks or longer, says a survey from Pew Research Center.
The survey found Facebook as the top social network in the U.S., with two-thirds of Americans claiming to be users. Of that group, 61% say they voluntarily stepped away from Facebook for a period of time.
This was a short article but I felt a very interesting and relateable article to our class. I myself have taken a break from a facebook a little while ago and even though I have come back im not as hooked as I use to be. The article states that the number one reason is that people say that are too busy. The article doesn’t listed what or say what specifically they were busy with (work, family, hobbies or whatever) so I wish that was looked into more for a better reasoning/analysis. I hope that there will be a follow up survey or a more in-depth survey to yield greater results. I think this information would prove very valuable when we try to target audiences with our social media.
The link to the article is here
The link to the survey is here