Study Says 26% of People Spend More Time Socialising Online Than In Person

Social Media is a great way to keep in touch with old friends, chat with current ones and even meet new people. However it seems like sites such as Facebook and Twitter are becoming such a big part of people’s lives that they consume more of their time than actual face to face socialising.

According to a press release sent to us from Yazino, 26% of people are spending more time socialising with their friends over the internet rather than in person. Their survey also found that people use up to 11 different methods to communicate with others (these include Twitter, E-mail, Skype etc.) and the average person has made 6.5 friends over the internet.

I have been finding myself using Facebook a lot more recently thanks to my handheld device, and if this survey is to be believed, more people are finding comfort by socialising at home through their computer rather than going out and meeting face to face. Strangely Twitter falls behind in this survey, as only 3% of people used Twitter to communicate daily with friends and family.

What social media habits have you picked up recently? Finding it hard to put away Facebook? Let us know in the comments below.

Disclaimer: The survey was carried out by Yazino.com. We were sent a press release with this information to our e-mail address.