‘Average’ person checks Facebook 14 times daily on phone

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you check Facebook from your smartphone less than 14 times a day, you’re actually below the national “average.”

A new study, sponsored in part by Facebook, sheds light on just how much mobile users are using their mobile phone — and the social site’s app on it. And the research comes some pretty surprising numbers.

Seventy-nine percent of users surveyed checked their phone within 15 minutes of waking up. Sixty-two percent don’t even wait that long and do it immediately. Those numbers are even higher for those 18 to 24 years old.

The average person uses Facebook on their phone 13.8 times during the day — for just about two minutes and thirty seconds each time.

The study also shows more people use Facebook on the weekends than text.

As a whole, people spend on average about thirty minutes a day on their smartphone — or one fifth of all their time communicating.

The survey was done by IDC, and as mentioned, sponsored by Facebook. Coincidentally, Facebook is the third most popular app on smartphones after email and your web browser.

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