24 Jan '12, 1pm

India's youths suffer social media "fatigue"

NEW DELHI: India's urban youth are suffering social-media "fatigue," prompting a number to delete their Facebook and other accounts, according to a new study. "Youngsters have started finding social media boring, confusing, frustrating and time-consuming," the survey commissioned by by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) found. India's youth have "started experiencing social-media fatigue" and are tending to log less frequently onto social networks like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Orkut, and others than when they signed up, the study reported. The research that polled 2,000 young people aged 12-25 in 10 cities found many were instead using mobile applications such as Blackberry Messenger, WhatsApp, Nimbuzz, or Google Talk that allow them to chat with their friends. "Tech overload is apparent among youth and their fixation with social media ...

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