Statistics Show People Take Facebook Vacations

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Wed, Feb 13th, 2013 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to data collected by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 67% of online Americans are on Facebook. Of that 67%, 61% of current Facebook users "say that at one time or another in the past they have voluntarily taken a break from using Facebook for a period of several weeks or more."

We asked the 61% of Facebook users who have taken a break from using the site to tell us in their own words why they did so, and they mentioned a variety of reasons. The largest group (21%) said that their "Facebook vacation" was a result of being too busy with other demands or not having time to spend on the site. Others pointed toward a general lack of interest in the site itself (10% mentioned this in one way or another), an absence of compelling content (10%), excessive gossip or "drama" from their friends (9%), or concerns that they were spending too much time on the site and needed to take a break (8%).

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