Facebook: Do you really have to check Facebook everyday? How long do you take?

Philippines
December 15, 2010 9:49am CST
Hello, Before I get some shut eye. I wanted to ask the people in mylot who has facebook or who knows anyone with facebook. On how long do you guys or do they spend just tinkering with Facebook? And do you think it is a must everyday to check on Facebook? Why? Any comment and opinions about the question is greatly appreciated.
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19 responses
• Indonesia
16 Dec 10
I do addicted to Facebook. It all begins from playing a game call Sorority life, vineyard, farmville etc I spend almost 8 or 9 hours on facebook :D
@tudorm (85)
• United States
16 Dec 10
That is an addiction if you spend that many hours on facebook.I feel sorry for you.
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
Well, I think that is what you called addiction as well. A lot of people play games on Facebook. But, I hope it does not interfere with your social life though. And well specially your work.
• Indonesia
19 Dec 10
tudorm: ow, u dont have to feel sorry for me, coz even i do addicted to FB but i still keep my life balance n i know how to manage my time :)
@medzzz (6)
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
Everyday i log in to my facebook account. I update my status, my pictures, videos, and others. I check my friends account and comment and watch some videos there.. I guess i spend almost 12 hours on facebook everyday..
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
You spend 12hours on Facebook? Seriously, you always update stuff like photos?
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
yap i do,, there's nothing wrong with it, but sometimes i feel stress, but it's okay.. hey may i ask? do i earn something in participating here in discussions?
@tudorm (85)
• United States
16 Dec 10
Personally i don't check facebook everyday,but i know people that are addicted to facebook.Not talking about teenagers that they have to keep up with friends.I am talking about grown people that have their phone constantly on sending mesagges or updating their status.In fact i heard that they came up with facebook addiction therapy.I don't know if it is true or not.
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
Well, everyone is different. Not everyone has the same forte. Some get addicted and some don't get addicted.
• United States
16 Dec 10
Hi, I know that most of my friends have facebook. It seems like at least one of my friends is always online, which is what I love about facebook. I don't think that it is necessary to check Facebook every day, but if you have a group of friends that use facebook to communicate about homework, event, etc, then it will be wise to check facebook often.
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
Well, it is 100% true it is not a need to check Facebook always. I think it is actually a want. Well, in my case I don't use Facebook for homework or the likes. I just need it to talk with friends and see what is going on around my place.
• United States
17 Dec 10
Yes I agree with your saying.I think facebook is just so much fun that it is hard to resist. lol. I like how it has so many applications nowadays. But at the same time I think that the applications can sometimes overwhelm facebook, making it look complicated. Have fun mylotting~ ^^
@TrvlArrngr (4057)
• United States
16 Dec 10
I check my facebook a few times a day but do not stay on long. Many times I will visit after getting an alert from Facebook saying I have an email.
• Philippines
17 Dec 10
That is not so bad. Checking Facebook does not mean you are doing something wrong though.
• Singapore
16 Dec 10
Hmm...I don't frequent Facebook that often, except for one time I checked my PM box for any messages sent by the irresponsible fella, who didn't bother to return me my money after borrowing it.
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
Well, that is sad to say. Hopefully, he will realize and pay you soon. Thank you for responding.
@chowee (517)
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
I visit facebook regularly but i am not staying long time in facebook. I am only looking if there are messages and notifications because most of my friends and relatives communicate me through facebook.
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
Well, that is nice to hear. A lot of people do use Facebook just to check. Thank you for responding.
@madteaparty (2761)
• Japan
16 Dec 10
I admit that I use Facebook quite a lot, and I take a look at it at least once a day. It happens to me with all social networks the first months of using them, but I always end up losing the interest eventually, and I suppose it will happen to me with Facebook too when a new and more popular social networking website will be created. Most of the people I know are now kind of addicted to Facebook, but it can't be helped, it's a good way to keep in contact with people who are far from you.
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
Well, social networking is now very known and well used, Facebook they said is the best. But, is this true? I too have known friends that are addicted to Facebook.
@silentwill (1686)
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
No I don't. I check it maybe on an average of once a week and it doesn't take me over 10 minutes unless I find something really interesting, which I'm not reaaly on the look out for when logging in to Facebook. Mostly I just check the notifications, messages and friends requests if there are any.
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
Well, you are one of the few people I know that only checks once a week. Well, some people I know are busy also, so you can never blame them.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
Whenever I get online, yes, I always check my facebook. I am actually trying to grow the number of friends I have there, so.
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
Wait, grow the number of friends? Well, I try to keep my friends in Facebook updated on what is hot and what is not though. You should also add me up then? Helping your friends grow?
• Indonesia
16 Dec 10
no, lol i just check inbox on facebook every 4 or 5 days since i join an organization that news sent within facebook inbox. if there's no mail coming, i just close that. but sometimes when i miss my old friend, i check facebook about ten times a day hoping to see them on online friends so i can chat with them (= happy mylotting!
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
Well, I know how you feel. Some people do communicate via Facebook or even email only. It is nice to use Facebook to talk with friends who are miles away though. Thank you for responding. Happy Mylotting.
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
A year ago I spend almost 4 to 5 hours on facebook. It was good that my whole family joined in it was mostly on the games like Farmville and Cafe world that we play. It served as sort of a bonding moment for us. The sad thing is that it grew so addictive that we log in several times a day just to tend our crops and cook our dishes. I get over it and has only logged in once in a while to check on messages and comments. My mom is still playing them though the games I mean.
• Singapore
16 Dec 10
I don't frequent Facebook a lot. However, 4 months ago, I kept checking the personal messages folder inside to see whether that fella who borrowed money from me, has any updates or not. That fella is an irresponsible one, he borrowed money but didn't return it, up till now. He's delaying for a very long time. SIGH!
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
Well, you can only communicate with that person via Facebook? Is he your friend?
• United States
15 Dec 10
For us, it's part of our business and we are constantly posting a status and replying to others. So we'll be checking it up to 20 times a day, depending on what the discussions are. For my personal facebook, however, I'll go on it about 2-5 times a day, depending on what's going on.
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
Well that is totally understandable. Since, for one it is part of your business. Thank you for sharing. Happy mylotting.
@nicregi (1936)
• Malaysia
15 Dec 10
Hi there! Well, I check my Facebook twice or three times a day. I used to have my mobile to refresh the feeds but it just taking up too much power. Therefore, I will just post now and then :) I would say roughly daily not more than 1 hour.
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
Going online daily is alright. Thank you for responding. Happy Mylotting.
15 Dec 10
I usually go and check facebook once a day for a short stint I usually check the news feed and then messages etc.
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
Well, I too do the same and try to get on once in a while. To check messages and to check some information about stuff on Facebook.
15 Dec 10
I used to spend hours on facebook everyday, I would be reading everyone's status, feeding my fish and teaching my dog tricks (how silly does that sound). More recently I have gotten bored with facebook and only go on there for certain reasons, like if Im trying to contact somebody, or if someone has sent me a message. Apart from that I dont really go on there. I got fed up with reading silly status updates, like what people had for breakfast, I dont understand why people post that!
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
Truly Facebook is a good thing since most people contact their friends and get updates about what is up via Facebook. But, some people are also annoying as well due to their senseless posts. But, that is life.
• Philippines
15 Dec 10
Greetings I can spend hours upon hours in Facebook. In my case it is a must for me to check Facebook everyday because, all my school works and announcements are directed in Facebook. Group works are coordinated in Facebook as well. So school is integrated in Facebook which justifies my stay everyday valid.
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
Well, that is really cool. School work and school time on Facebook. By the way, nice! Happy Mylotting.
• United States
15 Dec 10
I check my facebook everyday. Alot of people on my list usually have something posted that makes me laugh. Plus I play alot of the apps. I could probably go without checking it, but since I have no friends to hang with where I live, it helps to keep in touch on there with friends and family. I don't stay on all day, but I do leave my browser on it most of the day even if I am away from my computer.
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
So, you actually leave your computer open for days? Well, Facebook is a nice tool to get in touch with some people who we do not see everyday. How about Skype or anything else?