May 7, 2021


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Who is most likely to leave social media? Top list of US citizens, analysis of claims

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Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. And while it has many positive qualities, it can be a very toxic environment at times.

This was recently demonstrated by a retired French footballer Thierry Henry stopped by social media due to cyberbullying and racism.

Interested in e-communication, Reboot Online used the online analytics tool Ahrefs to establish which countries citizens are most likely to leave social media based on major online searches indicating their clear intent to leave social media.

Reboot Online classified and grouped consistently repeating Google searches by individuals stopping social media such as ‘how to remove social media?’, ‘how to delete facebook? ‘, ‘how to delete Instagram?’, ‘how to delete Tumblr?’, ‘how to delete TikTok’?, ‘how to delete Twitter?’ at ‘how to delete snapchat?’ as online searches mean the desire of users to leave social media.

Reboot Online found that American is likely to stop on social media with an average 1,134,400 online searches per month indicating their desire to leave social media for good. The equivalent of 36,594 online searches per day.

When placed in the context of how many active internet users there are in America (312,320,000), this equates to 0.363% of American internet users wishing to leave social media.

In the second position is India as there is an average 497,940 online searches a month of Indians indicating their desire to leave social media.

The United Kingdom is in third place because there are an average of 308,850 online searches per month from Brits that show their desire to exit social media permanently. When considering the volume of active internet users in the United Kingdom (65,001,016), 0.475% of British internet users are keen to quit social media each month.

Canada (109,120 online searches) at Australia (97,060 online searches) is among other countries where there are more than 90,000 online searches per month from citizens indicating their ambition to leave social media for the foreseeable future, which are fourth and fifth, respectively.

At the other end at 20ika spot is Spain with an average 3,330 online searches a month from Spanish citizens who have shown their desire to leave social media for good. When placed in the context of how many active internet users there are in Spain (42,400,756), 0.008% of Spanish internet users want to leave social media on a monthly basis.

3 Top Tips to Limit Social Media Use

Turn off “Push” Notifications

As soon as our phone rang, we were close to it. Push notifications attached to social media apps can be disabled and to reduce social media usage, it is better to do so. Fewer notification sounds and lights through social media apps are more likely to have a positive impact on your level of productivity and concentration.

Daily Social Media Detox

Set yourself a daily goal where you will dedicate at least one hour of the day that you don’t actually use social media. It can be in the morning, lunch or in the evening – whatever time slot works best for you. This is a great way to remove yourself from social media and reduce your reliance on it. Perhaps at that time find yourself a hobby that does not involve staring at a screen.

Have a Product Coming Soon

Through social media it is easy to get into pointless debates or be arranged with comed memes / videos instead of making your time productive. Try to find places you have a real interest in and absorb relevant content to gain valuable knowledge.

Chris Price