INFOGRAPHIC: Is Social Media Making Us Socially Awkward?

Here’s a good question from Schools.com, presented in infographic form: Is social media making us socially awkward?

Among the Facebook-related facts uncovered by Schools.com:

  • Facebook users worldwide spend a total of 10.5 billion minutes per day on the social network, or the equivalent of 19,963 years.
  • Facebook users in Singapore spend the most time per day on the social network, at 38 minutes and 46 seconds.
  • Only 50 percent of Facebook users have 100 or more friends.

Schools.com Spokeswoman Michelle LaFrance said:

It is fascinating to see people gravitate toward social media as an accepted form of communication. The time we spend connecting via mobile devices, while not face-to-face, allows us to expand our social interaction because they can be used anytime, anywhere.

Regardless of how people connect, they can use social media as a way to maintain real-life friendships. The online world allows them to share good news, plan events with friends, and stay in touch.

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