Is Social Media Bad For Your Phone

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No doubt many of you reading this use social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and others on a daily, if not hourly basis. However, have you ever stopped for a minute to think about the negative impacts that this kind of social media usage has on both our phones and mobile devices, not to mention our lives?

Don’t get me wrong, I love the ability to access my social networks on the go via my Android phone. I have apps for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Gmail, Craigslist, and eBay; all of which push notifications to me. This does not include apps I use periodically such as MoviePhone, Redbox, Netflix, DIRECTV, my local news station, and the list goes on. No wonder I have to charge my phone twice a day!

liGo takes a look at some of the most interesting statistics surrounding social media and mobile phone usage in the following info-graphic. Towards the end, they provide some useful tips on how to “stop the drain” – not only on your mobile device’s battery, but also on your life as well. Enjoy!

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Is Social Media Bad For Your Phone

David Wallace
David Wallace, co-founder and CEO of SearchRank, is a recognized expert in the industry of search and social media marketing. Since 1997, David has been involved in developing successful search engine and social media marketing campaigns for large and small businesses. In additions to his duties at SearchRank, David is editor in chief at Infographic Journal, a blog featuring some today's best infographics and data visualizations.
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  • Mike Macey

    Very informative infographic . I will be able to use this in my social media best practices program. Thank you David.

  • Ravi Sharma

    Very interesting article. the irony is that it was posted on SEJ’S FACEBOOK PAGE which I accessed from my phone. lol. good information though! ūüôā

    • John Rampton

      Lol, I love it. Ya, there are benefits as well!