Am I Addicted to Facebook? Take the Test
I use Facebook everyday for my business.
I love that I basically get to scroll the news feed, post to my page and like photos of friends and family all over the country. The holidays and school accolades are the best for me - watching everyone's kids blossom into young adults and just the transformations I see every single day. I get to travel the world just by scrolling and I get to hear the word of God when I need it most.
I personally hopped on the Facebook Vortex in 2009 and hopped off very rapidly after a "scare" from a stranger! I learned how to navigate and BLOCK the one's I needed to and pressed forward. I get to play with all the photography settings (photo obsessed), new pretty filters and share my love for everything travel, handbags, decor, big brother, heather & fitness, family, faith and fun.
Coaching does require a lot of time on social media which can be so awesome but also so time consuming to the point where you could lose track of what's work and what just a waste. I've learned to fix this too! I don't spend countless hours lost in the facebook vortex anymore! I hit the highlights, add value to others day and set boundaries.
Facebook can create a HUGE problem and be an enormous "time suck" for a lot of people. I've come to notice a few habits with Facebook that were leaving me lost in a vortex of news scrolling and video watching. The kind where you snap out of the coma 4 hours later and go . . . where did my day go??
A lot of people freak out at the word "addiction" and basically go into auto-denial.
Guess what? Denial is usually a hint that you are hooked!
I had to take a cold hard look at my Facebook habits and really figure out if it was in fact turning into a not-so-wonderful-habit.
We waste so much of our day on social media in general!
I'm going to be sharing my Top Ten Tips that helped me kick my Facebook Addiction very soon. While people may just tell you to simply shut down your account , I'm telling you right now that's NOT going to be one of my solutions.
Facebook is a part of our world its just like TV. You really do not have to be so extreme to the point where you should shut down your account. Facebook is an incredible tool that has greatly help grow my business.
I have learned to tame the beast while still utilizing it daily for my business without wasting all my time on it.
Before we dive into my tips, here are a few questions to help you gauge your Facebook addiction level:
1. I would find it very difficult if I could not access my Facebook account for an entire day.
TRUE / FALSE
2. I check Facebook more than 3 times a day.
TRUE / FALSE
3. I update my status or post to Facebook more than once a week.
TRUE / FALSE
4. I use Facebook on my mobile phone. TRUE / FALSE 5. I have more than 500 Facebook Friends. TRUE / FALSE 6. Many of my Facebook friends are not actually my friends offline. TRUE / FALSE 7. When I sit down at a computer, I usually check Facebook first. TRUE / FALSE
8. I am often tired in the morning because I stay up late on Facebook. TRUE / FALSE 9. I often login to Facebook when I am out socially with others. TRUE / FALSE
10. I think it would be virtually impossible for me to give up Facebook for an entire month. TRUE / FALSE
While there is no set number that indicates you have a "Facebook Addiction," obviously the more often you agreed with the above signs of overuse, the more likely it is that your Facebook habits are excessive, over the top, and definitely not helping you. :) with luv....
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Facebook Financial Statistics:
Facebook Q2 2019 revenue is $16,624.
Average Facebook revenue per global user is $7.05.
fascinating Facebook Demographics:
Facebook users are 43% female and 57% male. Of all the people on the internet, 83% of Women & 75% of Men use Facebook.
Average Facebook user has 155 “friends”.
62% of online Seniors aged 65+ are on Facebook and 72% are between age 50-64.
88% of online users of age 18-29 are on Facebook, 84% of those 30-49.
82% of college graduates are on Facebook.
72% of online users of income more than $75K are on Facebook.
85% of Facebook’s Daily Active Users Come from Outside the US/Canada.
The largest population on Facebook is from India with over 270 million users followed by 190 million from the US.Brazil and Indonesia both have around 120 million users.
Monthly Active Users from Asia are 1 billion.
Europe has 385 million Facebook users.
96% of Facebook users accessed via mobile devices.
Every 20 Minutes, 1 million links are shared, 20 million friend requests are sent, and 3 million messages are sent.