Ben Parr addresses some new statistics by Oxygen Media and Lightspeed Research:
“While the study covers all of social media, it’s clear that women in the 18-34 range are focused on their Facebook accounts. More than half of young women (57%) say they talk to people online more than face-to-face. A full 39% of them proclaim themselves Facebook addicts, while 34% of young women make Facebook the first thing they do when they wake up, even before brushing their teeth or going to the bathroom.
Here are some other interesting stats regarding young women and Facebook:
21% of women age 18-34 check Facebook in the middle of the night
63% use Facebook as a networking tool
42% think it’s okay to post photos of themselves intoxicated
79% are fine with kissing in photos
58% use Facebook to keep tabs on “frenemies”
50% are fine with being Facebook friends with complete strangers
What conclusions can we draw from this data? It’s not just that young women are using Facebook religiously: it’s that they’re very open with what they post and who they accept as friends.”
I would be a liar if I didn’t say that I love Facebook, but there is a point where its function becomes an obsession. It is funny how we are willing to publish our lives to the heartless world, but we are too ashamed to face the God who has demonstrated His unconditional love for us. We should very well be aware that when our 800-something friends see the relationship heart break and see our status change to single, that they really don’t feel our pain. We should know that we could tell the whole world all of our problems, but those problems will still exist when we check our accounts at the end of the day.
This has brought me back to a simple, but nonetheless timeless truth.
How we spend our time is a direct reflection of what matters most to us. Maybe if we spent more time on our knees than on our keypads, things would be different. Maybe if we spent more time updating God than updating our statuses, we would actually get answers. And then we wonder why God doesn’t hear us…