It’s official: People are addicted to Facebook

The results of a recent survey on users’ social networking habits might surprise even the most tech-savvy folks.

Nearly half (48%) of people say they they update their Facebook or Twitter profiles in the middle of the night or as soon as they wake up, according to a recent survey by electronics shopping site Retrevo.

The survey polled 1,000 Americans. Other findings:

  • 40% of people don’t mind when an important activity is interrupted by a message sent through a social networking site
  • 33% would interrupt a meal to read message, and
  • 7% would read a message during an “intimate moment.”

Says Retrevo: “You have to wonder if these people aren’t suffering from some sort of addiction to social media.”

What do you think? Are users in your company or other people you know addicted to Facebook and Twitter? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.

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