Monday, August 20, 2012

Warning: Facebook Is Killing Productivity In Trinidad And Tobago

How Many Houyrs Are We Spending On Facebook Every Month?

In the last post we saw how Facebook has invaded the minds of at least 33 percent of the population. Facebook has become as important as the Internet for most of the Trinbago population with access to the Internet.


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Today we want to look at Facebook from the aspect of time and the value it brings to the Trinidad and Tobago population.
The fact is that Facebook is a genuine social network where people meet and interact with each other. It’s universal, people are social animals.

According to the latest statistics there are now over six hundred million people on Facebook.
They view a total of an estimated 770 billion Facebook pages every month and typically visit the site 40 times per month. Users spend an average of 23 minutes on each visit. That calculates to 9.3 billion hours used on Facebook in a month. 

Therein lies the problem. Facebook is killing the productivity of Trinidad and Tobago.
Consider this. What happens when 403,860 local registered Facebook accounts users visit the site 40 times a month and spend an average of 23 minutes per visit?
Consider that time is a function of what is called “man hours” i.e. the number of hours it will take one man to complete any task.

 
Now let’s make a bold assumption that only 20 percent of the people in Trinidad and Tobago waste productive hours on Facebook. Guess how many man hours Trinbagoians waste every month on Facebook?
The number of hours is stupidly big. In this case, “man hours” become incomprehensible.
It’s easier to understand that when we look at only 20 percent of the Trinbagoians registered on Facebook and calculate their estimated time; it’s 154 mostly unproductive YEARS.


That’s just 20 percent of the number of registered Facebook users living in Trinidad and Tobago.
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And there is more. We have not considered the time Trinbagoians spend on mobile devices. Globally, there are more than 100 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices and they are twice more active on Facebook than non-mobile users. These mobile devices are becoming increasingly more popular in Trinidad and Tobago.
 
Do you think that Facebook is helping this country?  I don’t.

But there is a good reason that I’m on there and you should be too. 

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