Facebook Users Need A Break !! [Study]

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FacebookFacebook passed its 1 billion user base in its last quarter that is 77% (calculated from 58 million in 2007 to 1 billion users) of growth every year.

Facebook is quite a popular social networking channel in America and nearly 66% of adults use this site on the regular basis, but now they seem to be looking out for something special again says a recent study.

The analysis was conducted among the 1,006 U.S. adults. In which, 61% of respondents said that they had taken break from the site for at least once in the past, 20% of them were no longer with Facebook and the rest 8% of them did not currently use Facebook but showed interest to rejoin the site again in future.

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When questioned among those 61% of the respondents, about the reason why they took break form using this site, interesting answers were given up by the respondents polled,

  • 21% answered about their “Facebook vacation” as they had no time to spend on this site due to other important commitments.
  • 10% of them went for a vacation due to absence of the compelling content.
  • And, another 10% said they were uninterested to use the site itself.
  • 9% said that there was too much of “drama” or “gossip” happening among their friends for which they took a break.
  • 8% said that they were really concerned about the time they are spending much time on the site.

Well according to an other study, when assumed Facebook as a country in the world we exist, Facebook has fair chances to be the largest country in the world by 2016.

At the end of 2012, 41.6% of the internet users were Facebook users; in comparison with 4.4% in 2007, up 37.2%. Also, Facebook penetration worldwide was said to be 14% at the end of 2012 compared to 5.3% in 2009 (surprisingly it’s close to the recent penetration rate in India- 5.25%)

Interestingly the 1 billion figure of Facebook’s user base can be compared with 135% of the total population in Europe. In 2012 alone, Facebook encountered 18% of growth and in coming years if it shows growth at least by 6% per year, Facebook can grow as the world’s largest country.

Apart from this, in larger parts of the world like India, Russia and Africa only 5% of them use Facebook and as the Internet penetration rate in these countries rises, Facebook Penetration rate also follows.

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Will Facebook grow as the largest country in the world? The chances seem quite low if we take the above study in consideration.

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