We have so many ways to entertain ourselves, but we still get bored. Why? Is too much information that we see and/or read affecting our daily lives? For example, enough tweets are written by everyone in a single day to fill a 10 million page book. It is difficult for us to understand the amount of data created daily.
Our culture is being subjected to information overload. Â The infographic shows the sheer volume of information. Americans spend 60 hours a week looking at information on social media platforms, whichÂ is more than a full time job. Also, the average person on social media platforms receives 285 pieces of information a day. That equals to 54,000 words and 443 minutes of video.
Another fact shown below is that we spend 16 minutes of every hour on social media platforms. Additionally,Â 82 percent of the worldâ??s online population is reached by social media platforms – that is 1.2 billion people online.
The next time you feel the urge to post information about the routine events of your life, think twice. Instead,Â go and read a book, take a walk, or have a face-to-face conversation with a friend.