Facebook Fatigue: Do you login less?

As Facebook enjoy being one of the top social networking sites, it has seen a decline in the number of teenagers using it. “Facebook Fatigue” as it has been called, is the term used when explaining the downward trend with teenagers. Facebook is currently contending with other social networking sites that appeal to a younger audience, sites such as Twitter, YouTube, Club Penguin and MySpace all want their share of users.

According to Shannon Proudfoot at THE WINDSOR STAR, a recent survey carried out by Roiworld in April on 600 teens ranging from 13-17 years old, highlighted that 19% of teens with a Facebook profile, either de-activated it or visit’s the site on fewer occasions. When the research was carried out, teens had different reasons as to why they had decided to make this decision. Losing interest was one reason, 45% of teens found Facebook to be “boring”, 28% found other websites more appealing, 21% commented that their friends were not using the site anymore, and interestingly 16% drifted off Facebook because of their parents joining.

The survey brought to light that on average teenagers spend at least 2 hours and 20 minutes a day online, and of that time, 80% is spent on social networking sites.

Do you use Facebook, and if so, has the time reduced that you spend on it? To read more about it check out THE WINDSOR STAR

  • Barry

    Quote-'a recent survey carried out by Roiworld in April on 600 teens ranging from 13-17 years old, highlighted that 19% of teens with a Facebook profile, either de-activated it or visit’s the site on fewer occasions'

    That means that 81% of teens visit their profile a lot. This article is a complete non-story.