Two words have been in the news recently that have grabbed my attention: Facebook vacation. The Houston Chronicle did a story earlier this week about more and more people making plans to cut back their time, if not take a full on vacation from one of social media’s biggest platforms.

We’ve all seen friends and connections on social media channels stating their claims of embarking on an indefinite vacation from Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. Some do it for a couple of weeks while others have lasted for months on end. But why? Are people starting to weigh in on the positives and negatives?

We are all stuck in this enormous whirlwind of marketing strategies, apps and new tools, but are people stopping to think about what any of it means? Making room for all of these new tools and figuring out if they belong in our business strategies is a daunting task. Take a step back and truly analyze what’s happening not only with productivity but the relationships you are building for your business.

Check out the statistics from the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project.

Reasons for Facebook Breaks from Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project

Let’s think on these four questions and ask, is it time for a break? Perhaps.

1. Have you thought about giving it up?
2. Could you do it?
3. What would you miss?
4. Why?


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