Nielsen reported this week that Facebook is now officially the web’s biggest time suck (or time sink, if you prefer), with the average American user clocking in at over seven hours of Facebook use per month – which doesn’t sound all that shocking compared to how much TV the average American watches: 153 hours per month, and that’s just at home, not counting sports bars, the Internet and so on. Holy crap, people, turn off the TV – you’re probably missing something on Facebook!
Nonetheless, it’s a lot compared to other online activities – seven hours per month is more time than we spend on Google, Yahoo, Bing, YouTube, Amazon and Wikipedia combined. (Holy crap, people, turn off Facebook, you might be missing something on YouTube!)
Occasionally we all make bad choices when it comes to how we spend our time. So I present to you a list of 38 alternative activities you could do in the time you spend on Facebook.
And if you’d really rather spend your time on Facebook, consider becoming a fan of WordStream? 🙂
Have a great weekend!
Elisa Gabbert is WordStream’s Director of Content and SEO. Likes include wine, karaoke, poker, ping-pong, perfume, and poetry.
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