Do you ever unplug for a full day? Just leave behind your social networks of choice and enjoy being free from their constantly connected grasp? For millions of people the idea of given up their social accounts is just too painful.
The team at Mylife.com examined social media overload and addiction and found that most users simply are not willing to give up their social media accounts.
The groups study found that 2 in 3 users are afraid they will “miss something” if they don’t stay glued to their social networks.
The study also discovered that 38% of users from the ages of 18-34 check their social networks when they wake up before they check their email accounts. Along those same lines the study found that 27% of users send messages from within their social networks more than from within email accounts.
In a humor take on the study the MyLife team asked users if they would be willing to take on other painful activities in place of losing their social networks. For example, many users would rather sit in traffic for four hours while listening to polka music than give up their Facebook or Twitter accounts.
Here is the full social network overload infographic:
Sorry folks but your inability to imagine a scenario where you give up something is called addiction. Then again all of us at SND are hopelessly addicted to social media so we don’t have much room to talk.