It's not just you. Tuning out Facebook for weeks at a time is commonplace, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, which found that a majority of the current Facebook users it surveyed have at one time or another tired to the point of avoiding the social-networking site.I've previously expressed my thoughts regarding the time-wasting character of Facebook. My time is important. I don't like to waste it.
Pew used Princeton Survey Research Associates International to conduct the actual telephone interviews with a representative sample of 1,006 adults in the U.S.
The Pew study found that 61 percent of the Facebook users who responded have taken extended, weeks-long breaks from the site. Those who have taken Facebook sabbaticals did so for the obvious reasons: 21 percent were too busy, 10 percent lost interest, and 10 percent felt it was a waste of time.
To be fair, there are periods when a person has to pass time and Facebook works well in staving off boredom. Examples include those who are recuperating in a full-body cast, those on a long bus ride, and those who are plagued with lengthy digestive evacuation experiences.