Facebook, it’s time for a break | Ars Technica


We all have that friend who has stubbornly disappeared from Facebook at one time or another, only to reappear some weeks or months later. In fact, that friend has a good chance of being you, according to a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The report, published Tuesday, says a hefty majority of Facebook users—61 percent—report having “taken a break” from the site for several weeks or more, largely because they didn’t have the time or energy to be part of Facebook’s Internet society.

Of the 1,006 Pew surveyed in December 2012, seemingly everybody said they’d gotten sick of Facebook at some point, but 20 percent said they were currently on their Facebook sabbaticals

via Facebook, it’s time for a break | Ars Technica.

Here’s The Guardian’s take on the same story.