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Has ‘Facebook’ really taken over?

Are you one of the 500 million users on Facebook?

That’s 1 in 13 people in WORLD using the social networking site and 50% of them log into facebook every given day. 48% of 18-34 year olds check Facebook when they wake up, with 28% doing so before even getting out of bed. The 35+ demographic is growing rapidly, now with over 30% of the entire Facebook user base. The core 18-24 year old segment is now growing the fastest at 74% year on year.

There are over 500 million active users currently on facebook. 50% of those users log into Facebook everday.The average user has 130 friends and  creates 90 pieces of content each month. You can check out some other statistics here

But yes.. i think it’s fair to say that facebook is taking over..

I don’t think we actually realise how much we all incorporate Facebook into our daily routines. If you’re bored you check Facebook. Even if your not bored, you will still check Facebook.

On a night out, at a gig, on a shopping trip, in a lecture.. you will probably update your status. You will express your mood, your feelings, your thoughts.  You will upload images, comment friends and do the occassional bit of facebook stalking.

Are you guilty of saying ‘THAT’S MY NEW PROFILE PICTURE!’ after a photo has been taken on a night out? .. or even asking someone if they ‘saw something on facebook’. My guess is yes.. I know I am.

WHY ARE WE SO ADDICTED?

Is it the colours? The layout? The fact all your friends have it or is it because we simply have nothing better to do?

Facebook allows people to create an entirley different personality or even express who they are through joining groups. It also serves a way of making new friends and giving people a false sense of social contact with people. You can pretty much upload everything that’s going on in your life, kind of like having a diary. People can still access pictures of you from years ago and even comments you have previously posted.

There are so many possible reasons to why so many are addicted, but I think it’s mainly because were all so god damn nosey!

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