The estimated average use of Facebook in a day is 17 minutes per day. This average usage differs depending upon age group, demographic information etc. More engaged users spend at least an hour per day on the social network. The study shows that, each user posts some or other content for 150 days in a year. It’s high time that you think about how long you spend on the site and what other productive use you can do in the same time.
Facebook uses you to sell stuff
Facebook manipulated posts on over 689,000 accounts 2012. This was supposed to be Facebook’s experiment to improve their content results and user engagement but, it was done without any consent from the user. Skeptics think that, the experiment was done to find out the monetary benefits that the site can have from users.
Targets you with advertisements
Most websites have embedded cookies and Facebook smartly utilizes the data collected by cookies to target you with relevant ads. But, it gets annoying when your timeline is full of advertisements related to something you had searched six months ago. Many users have reported that they are annoyed by number of ads and promoted posts in their timeline these days.
It’s bad for your health
Studies show that, spending excessive time on social networking site can do you a major harm. It impacts your immune system, it inhibits the release of growth hormones and even impair digestion, vision. Excessive usage of Facebook can limit your thinking and kill creativity. It affects sleep patterns and happiness.
According to a study, most users don’t really care about their privacy. Facebook houses nearly 1.2 billion users. It’s a big amount of user data that Facebook houses. There is good probability that your account will be hacked by someone with ill intentions. Facebook keeps pushing new privacy policies and norms but, very small chuck of users update their privacy settings.