I’ll be the first to admit I spend way too much time checking social media. The first thing I do when I wake up is check Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. When I get on an elevator to go one floor, I pull out my phone to check Facebook. It’s become instinct that when I walk up to a urinal I take out my fun parts with one hand, and my cell phone with the other. I CAN’T WAIT THE LENGTH OF PEEING TO CHECK MY PHONE!
I hate myself for it. I do. So I am inflating the averages here all by myself.
According to Business Insider:
Globally, people spend more than 50 minutes a day across Facebook’s suite of apps (not including WhatsApp), the company announced during its blockbuster Q1 earnings.
The last time Facebook updated us on time-spent stats was July 2014, when it said that people in the US spent over 40 minutes on the main social network every day.
In July 2015, analysts at Needham estimated that global users spent an average of 20+ minutes just on Facebook every day.
This new stat is global and across Instagram, Messenger, and Facebook.
Facebook also said that its number of ad impressions increased 50% this quarter, and that its average price per ad increased 5%.
Some of you probably thought you weren’t part of this stat because you don’t use Facebook. Well Instagram is owned by Facebook so this includes you too.
Let’s all try to stay off our phones more. I say this as I’m typing with one hand, and checking my phone apps with the other. Maybe don’t take advice from me.