Social Media Time Suck: Users Spend The Most Time On These 8 Apps

In the smartphone age, almost every American sends at least some time every month using a social networking app. Whether it’s replying to messages during a lunch break, checking up on old friends while waiting in the doctor’s office or combing through newsfeeds at the end of a long day, social network apps have become ingrained in the American lifestyle.

A recent study by Verto Analytics looked at just how much time the average user spends on top social networking sites every month. Here’s a look at the 8 social network apps that are eating up most of their users’ time.

Most Time-Consuming Apps

8. Twitter: 176 minutes per month

Perhaps it is fitting that Twitter Inc TWTR 0.11% takes up less of its users time that other social media apps since tweets are limited to only 140 characters each, for now.

7. Instagram: 206 minutes per month

Photo-sharing app Instagram, which is owned by Facebook Inc FB 0.24%, is one of the most popular and fastest-growing social media apps in the market.

6. Tumblr: 233 minutes per month

Tumblr is the popular microblogging and multimedia app owned by Verizon Communication Inc. VZ 0.65%.

5. Snapchat: 242 minutes per month

Younger Americans are particularly obsessed with Snap Inc SNAP 2.03%’s Snapchat app and its disappearing photos, messages and videos.

4. Reddit: 305 minutes per month

Social news and discussion site Reddit is known for its unique ranking system, which is based on user upvotes and downvotes.

3. Growlr: 665 minutes per month

Growlr is a social network specifically for gay “bears,” which includes messaging features and up-to-date bear run and bear bar listings.

2. Facebook: 899 minutes per month

Facebook dominates its mainstream social media peers in terms of user engagement and active user count. The average Facebook user spends…

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