Since social media took over the world, the argument of how much is too much has always been majorly interesting to me. There is no doubt that social media is arguably one of the best things that has happened to the advertising, marketing, public relations and personal world.
Personally, I find this statistic a little bit frighting and a little bit exciting. The world is a forever changing place and Facebook is becoming a part of peoples life all over the world. The fact that Facebook is apart of this many peoples life all over the world is exciting because it means we are becoming that much more connected. It means we all have a concrete form of communication we know and love. It means I can contact my friend from India in a way both understand.
The statistic frightens me a little bit because of the idea of people being addicted to social media and their smart phones. Personally, I don’t think it is healthy how often I check Facebook. I would say it is a downfall of mine and many other people I know. Watching other people fall into that trap around the world makes me question the health of the situation and the statistics.
Everything is a balancing act. If Facebook and social media is handled in a balanced and matured fashion it can only be beneficial. It is important to keep in mind that there is much more to life and reality than the screen we are checking consistently.
For further information about how checking Facebook is affecting the world check out: http://www.wired.com/2015/11/facebook-says-1-in-7-humans-checks-facebook-every-day/