Bobby’s dating Sally. You found out on Facebook before Bobby even knew.
You RSVP’d for your grandma’s funeral on Facebook.
Facebook has now moved above showering on your priority list.
You just might be addicted.
There are 400,000,000 users worldwide and 175,000,000 of them log in at least once a day.
But what is it about Facebook has you, middle schoolers and your mom rushing to their computers every day?
“I like that I don’t have to leave my house to talk to a friend and I like that if I need help on homework, it’s right there,” said sophomore Maranda Kurtz.
“I like that I can not only talk to my friends from school, but I can talk to my cousins and friends who are really far away and catch up with them,” said sophomore Karen Myers.
Both class reunions and preschool play dates are organized on Facebook.
“I try to remember what I did before Facebook, but I can’t remember,” said Kurtz.
The average person visits Facebook four times a day for an average of 30 minutes.
But that’s not always the truth.
“Sadly, I think I’m on Facebook for about two hours [a day]. It really goes from one extreme to another, like 10 minutes if I’m with friends for the day, or hours if I’m home alone,” said Brianna Rice.
“I spend around two hours on Facebook daily,” said Myers.
But to make sure they weren’t holding back, Kurtz was put to the test.
Kurtz tracked her hours for a weekend, including Friday.
Both Friday and Saturday were just under two hours each.
But Sunday, she made up for lost time.
First logging on at 10:52 in the morning, Kurtz spent a total of six hours and 56 minutes on Facebook that day.
“It was because of my CLA. I like to keep the tab open even if I’m doing something else,” said Kurtz, attempting to defend herself.
After logging off at midnight, Kurtz finished the weekend with a total of nine hours, 56 minutes, and one CLA.
“I actually thought it would be more than it was. I’m glad it wasn’t as much though,” said Kurtz.
Six billion minutes are spent on Facebook each day.
But everyone goes onto Penn Points more than Facebook anyway.
By Mike Nitroy and Lindsey Ostrum.