I’ve long said that for many people Facebook equals the internet. it’s all they need. their friends are there, there’s a chat function, you can send public or private messages, there’s video and news streams.. pretty much everything inside Facebook exists on the internet – so people never leave.
Now comes proof they’re not as Nielsen has released a report showing that social networking sites have surpassed email in communication.
“The staggering increase in the amount of time people are spending on these sites is changing the way people spend their time online and has ramifications for how people behave, share and interact with their normal daily lives,” the report said.