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4:17 pm on Aug 1, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Facebook and Instagram have launched new tools to help users limit their time on the social apps. Users can now check and monitor how much time they spend on the apps.

To access the tools, go to the settings page on either app. On Instagram tap “Your Activity,” and on Facebook, tap “Your Time on Facebook.” At the top, you’ll see a dashboard showing your average time for that app on that device. Tap any bar to see your total time for that day. Below the dashboard, you can set a daily reminder to give yourself an alert when you’ve reached the amount of time you want to spend on that app for that day. Facebook and Instagram New Activity Dashboards to Help Users Manage Time on Social Apps [newsroom.fb.com]


Facebook acknowledged it's an issue with people spending too much time on social sites, and last December said, "Hard Questions: Is Spending Time on Social Media Bad for Us?" [newsroom.fb.com]
5:43 am on Aug 2, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Ha ha! Nanny to the rescue for being addictive. :)

What happened to commonsense? Is commonsense no longer taught by parents or schools?

Personally, I log into FB once a month, js OFF, answer yes to using the "phone/mobile" version and waste 10 minutes. Even so the noise is immense and I have other things to do with my life.
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It's not just a FB and Instagram, of course.

It probably all started with e-mail and the "always on" work e-mails.

Social media is the new challenge, especially for younger people that were brought up with it.

I applaud the move if it helps with some in reducing the addiction.
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I live in a resort. Beautiful coastline, pristine beaches & warm sunny weather.

Yet, people walk around like zombies, eyes fixed staring at their phones, oblivious to their surroundings.

Absolutely addicting.
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The UK's Ofcom has just published a report into how we're using our tech, and, amongst other stats, the younger you are the more time is spent online.
[ofcom.org.uk...]
Young adults are more likely to multi-task on their smartphones while they commute: 27% of 18-34s engage in at least five online activities while commuting; but only 9% of over-35s do so.
 

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