Adults and social media

Adults and social media

Written in collaboration with Bhavik Sarkhedi, author of The Weak Point Dealer

It’s obvious social media sites and apps have become integral part of our lives and it’s become rarity to find 13 year olds without any social media accounts today, let alone adults in their 20’s.

Research done at the beginning of the year shows that, on average, adults spend 5 years and 4 months in a lifetime on social media. That number is certainly growing with the new apps entering the market and trying to take Twitter’s piece of cake. Options other apps offer, such as quick photo/file sharing and appealing interface, contribute to this trend. President Trump is what gives Twitter signs of life. Yet, this won’t be the case for too long.


Share of social media networks in a lifetime


Facebook is predominant in this market and is expected to have taken over a large share of Snapchat’s market as well, after adding “story” option to both apps- Messenger and Instagram.

What can we do in 5 years and 4 months, you may ask yourself. You can find out below and start thinking of maybe sacrificing your time on social media for one of these activities.



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