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Facebook Users Statistics: Study Says Facebook Users Come and Go

Facebook Inc. (FB)Facebook Users Statistics: Are you the type of person who is always on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)? If so, you are not alone. Not only is it the most popular social network in the United States, but it is estimated that roughly 66 percent of all adults use the service on a regular basis.

Although Facebook is a phenomenon that may never die, a recent study shows that some people may grow tired of the service from time to time.

The study, completed and published by the Pew Research Center‘s Internet and American Life Project, found the following to be true:

“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.”

“20% of the online adults who do not currently use Facebook say they once used the site but no longer do so.”

“8% of online adults who do not currently use Facebook are interested in becoming Facebook users in the future.”

As you can see, more than 60% of users have taken a break from Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) in the past for one reason or the next.

Of course, this leads to one very important question. Why are these people taking a break from the social networking site that has become so popular all over the country? Here is what the study had to say:

“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%).”

It will be interesting to see if future studies come up with the same results.

This data does not necessarily mean bad things for Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). What it does mean is that some people are only able to use the service for so long before finally needing a break.

Check back here for more updates on Facebook Users Statistics.

What are your thoughts on this study? Do you ever take a break from Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)?

DISCLOSURE: I have no positions in any stock mentioned.

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