Facebook Stats: Users Spend 10.5 Billion Minutes Daily Checking Statuses and Posting Photos

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It's no secret that hundreds of millions of people all over the world are addicted to Facebook. It's a wonder why so many people continue to log on to the site every day even though the majority are already aware of the privacy concerns and hazards that having an account on Facebook entails. (You can read about the Facebook Fake Rollercoaster Accident, the "Do You Remember this Photo?" scam, and the Malicious Chrome Extensionsissue for more information.)

And if you've ever wondered just how much time these users spend on the site, then you're about to find out.

The social networking giant revealed this information when it updated its IPO filing a few days ago, where it listed that its users spend a combined total of 10.5 billion total minutes per day on the site as of January 2012.

That massive figure breaks down to approximately 12 minutes and 26 seconds per user, since Facebook's stats reveal that it had 845 million monthly active users as of December 2011.

"On average, users in the aggregate spent more than 10.5 billion minutes per day on Facebook on personal computers during January 2012. Aggregate minutes per day increased 57% and average minutes per user per day increased 14% during January 2012 as compared to January 2011."

-- Facebook IPO Filing

That figure doesn't even include the time that mobile users spend when they browse the site. Now how's that for an unhealthy social networking addiction?

Article by Hazel Chua
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