By Allison Stadd on July 11, 2013 11:00 AM
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by status updates, tweets, viral videos, photo boards, and email newsletters, you’re far from alone.
The data, collected from May 31-June 4, 2013, reveal the following.
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Did you know that 69 percent of adults worldwide interact using social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, and that social platforms account for one-fifth (22 percent) of all the time that is spent online?
Indeed, the average person spends 66 hours on their computer each and every month. The internet makes up the bulk of that time, helping us do work-related research and check out the latest brands and products, make purchases, manage our finances and look for jobs.
Are you addicted to Twitter? Does the thought of not being able to check what’s happening on Facebook drive you mad?
If your answer to either of these questions is ‘yes’, then you might find some comfort in knowing that you’re not alone. A new study has revealed that, for many, social media is more addictive than nicotine and alcohol… and harder to turn down than even sex.