Are People Leaving Facebook Already? - Page 2
To support the statistical numbers gathered in the Pew study, comments and explanations were also collected from participants. Survey participants made mention of issues, such as idiotic posts, insane friends, and useless and ridiculous posts. Many commenters also began to realize the amount of life they were wasting on Facebook and simply moved on. Many of the comments from participants said they had no plans of returning to Facebook; however, there were will a healthy number of participants that indicated that there break from Facebook was only temporary.
The Future Doesn’t Look Too Bright, But Don’t Push The Panic Button Just Yet.
Even though Facebook’s stock is under-performing and the Pew study demonstrates that Facebook is becoming stale for a lot of users, the immediate future for Facebook is not all doom and gloom. The local marketing specialists that performed the Pew study also noted that at least for the next year the majority of Facebook users will maintain their current level of time and usage on the site. Even though roughly a fourth of Facebook users plan to spend less time on the site, the Pew survey shows that people are checking in to social media site more often in general.
While the Pew study shows that the general trend for a good percentage of users is towards considering Facebook to be “over” and “played out”, these people are still in the minority. The surprising results of the survey are that they show a trend away from Facebook at all.