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New poll finds many users with "Facebook fatigue"

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A new survey is finding that many users are bored with Facebook.

Reuters and the research firm, Ipsos, asked 1,000 Americans about their Facebook habits, or frequency of use on the social network. Around one-third of users said they feel rather "blah" about the Facebook, spending less time on the site than they did six months ago.

The poll found the most active user being between the ages of 18 to 34, to no one's surprise. Only 29% of users over 55 said they regularly accessed Facebook.

The survey also looked at company advertising on Facebook, which generates ads for each user based on "likes" and other personal information. It found that expenses for this type of advertising may not be working. Roughly 80% of the 1,000 polled had never bought a product or service from an ad or a comment they saw on Facebook.

Researchers say that people can develop "Facebook fatigue" from spending too much time browsing through their feeds. Moral of the story, poke wisely!

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