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Social Media Is A Huge Waste Of Time

By Richie on April 8, 2019
Daily Life In Warsaw
People are seen taking pictures of the setting sun in central Warsaw, Poland on April 4, 2019. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Social media has dominated our lives for the last decade but has it made our lives better?  Well, according to a new “Wall Street Journal” poll, the majority of us aren’t sure it has.

Here are some fresh stats about our ongoing relationship with social media . . .

  1. Six in 10 Americans don’t trust Facebook to protect their personal information.  And only 6% said they trust it “a lot” or “quite a bit.”
  2. 57% of us think sites like Facebook and Twitter do more to divide our country than unite it.
  3. 55% think social media helps spread lies and falsehoods more than educate us against misinformation.  And 61% think it also helps spread unfair attacks and rumors.
  4. And 82% of us admit social media is a huge TIME-WASTER in general.

But despite all that, 69% of people in the poll said they still check social media at least once a day.  Although 42% of us have tried to limit our social media use in the last two years.