Some Interesting Facts about Social Media Addiction, Who’s to Blame?
These social media addiction statistics are unbelievable. But on the other hand, these statistics may not be all that crazy, since a majority of the digital natives use smart phones or are frequent internet surfers. In fact, social media has estimated the number of active users up till 2.03 billion.
Globally, social media has taken over about 28% of the population. These figures show that it’s really hard to resist social media and the chance of connecting with other people at a large scale.
It has been researched that users between the ages of 15 to 19 spend at least 3 hours a day on an average on social media, while users between the ages of 20 to 29 spend 2 hours of their day on the social media accounts.
Checking your cell phones is one of the crucial addiction social issues where a majority of the population can not help but check their mobile devices every time it illuminates or vibrates. As the above given figure illustrates the statistics i.e. a total of 58% of smartphone users are not able repel their cellphone.
Facebook is the most popular and frequently used social media platform among adults, while half of the teens use Instagram and nearly as many as Snap chat. However, Facebook has been and still remains the most used social media site among the teenagers.
Boys are more likely to report that they visit Facebook other than girls (45% of boys vs 36% of girls), whereas, girls are more likely to report than boys that they use Instagram (23% of girls vs 17% of boys). And 71% of teens use more than one social network site. Instagram, snap chat and other mobile apps have also become popular in past few years. But Facebook ranks on the top.
Besides these statistics, recent studies have showed that a total of 1.23 billion users log into the site for an average of 17 minutes per day. And on a whole 39,757 years of our time is collectively spent on Facebook in a single day. Moreover, 18% of social media users can’t go a few hours without checking their Facebook account while 16% of people rely on Twitter or Facebook for their morning news.
Also, it has been seen that teenage girls use more social media sites than boys because boys are more likely interested in playing games or video games. Check out this interesting infograph statistics below illustrating our social media addiction rates: