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30 Facts That Will Change the Way You Use Social Media

Best Life Logo By Ashley Moor of Best Life | Slide 1 of 28: According to a survey by Social Media Today, it's estimated that the average person spends around 2 hours a day browsing social media platforms alone. Boiled down, this means that we're each spending around 40 minutes on YouTube, 35 minutes on Facebook, 25 minutes on Snapchat, 15 minutes on Instagram, and one minute on Twitter every day. (Okay, Twitter is admittedly not much of a time-sink.) Put another way: over the course of a lifetime, expect to spend a total of five years and four months browsing social media.So yeah. You use social media quite a lot. But more startling than these figures is that overarching fact that you could—and indeed should—be utilizing these daily two hours differently: more effectively, efficiently, and safely, in other words. For instance, if you want to maximize likes, there's a specific time of day to log on. Or, if you want to minimize privacy breaches, there's a secret button you likely haven't hit. Herein, we've rounded up the 30 most astounding, shocking facts that will totally change the way you use social media—forever. And for more ways technology has put you under a spell, check out these 20 Ways Social Media Stresses Us Out.

30 Facts That Will Change the Way You Use Social Media

According to a survey by Social Media Today, it's estimated that the average person spends around 2 hours a day browsing social media platforms alone. Boiled down, this means that we're each spending around 40 minutes on YouTube, 35 minutes on Facebook, 25 minutes on Snapchat, 15 minutes on Instagram, and one minute on Twitter every day. (Okay, Twitter is admittedly not much of a time-sink.) Put another way: over the course of a lifetime, expect to spend a total of five years and four months browsing social media.

So yeah. You use social media quite a lot. But more startling than these figures is that overarching fact that you could—and indeed should—be utilizing these daily two hours differently: more effectively, efficiently, and safely, in other words. For instance, if you want to maximize likes, there's a specific time of day to log on. Or, if you want to minimize privacy breaches, there's a secret button you likely haven't hit. Herein, we've rounded up the 30 most astounding, shocking facts that will totally change the way you use social media—forever. And for more ways technology has put you under a spell, check out these 20 Ways Social Media Stresses Us Out.

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