An online analytic done by Roboot Online has established countries, where its citizens are most likely to quit social media based on key online searches, with Nigeria ranking 24th place.

The analytic noted that out of the 136,203,231 Internet users in Nigeria, 0.005% representing an average of 6,760 online searches every month from Nigerians are demonstrating their desire to exit social media permanently.

In the profiling, the United State of America, India, the United Kingdom and Canada ranked top four respectively.

While Americans are the most likely to quit social media with an average of 1,134,400 online searches per month indicating their intention to leave social media for good, India came second as there is an average of 497,940 online searches a month by Indians signaling their desire to quit social media.

United Kingdom (308,850 online searches), Canada (109,120 online searches), and Australia (97,060 online searches) are among the other countries where there are more than 90,000 online searches per month from citizens indicating their ambition to quit social media for the foreseeable future, respectively ranking third, fourth and fifth.

Meanwhile, Reboot Online has highlighted the top tips to Limit Social Media Usage. They include:

  • Turn Off “Push” Notifications

Soon as our phone makes a sound, we are straight away drawn to it. Push notifications attached to social media apps can be disabled and to reduce social media intake, it would be wise to do so. Fewer notification sounds and lights via social media apps are more than likely to have a position impact on your productivity and concentration levels.

  • Daily Social Media Detox

Set yourself a daily goal where you delegate at least an hour of the day when you are awake to not use social media at all. This can be during the morning, lunch or at night – whatever hour slot works best for you. It is an excellent way to detach yourself from social media and reduce your reliance on it. Maybe in that hour find yourself a hobby that does not involve staring at a screen.

  • Have a Productive Approach

With social media it can be easy to get drawn into pointless debates or become fixated by comedy memes/videos but why not make your time spent on social media productive. There are a ton of educational influencers from a range of areas such as finance and technology, so why not follow those in subject areas you have a genuine interest in and absorb their content to gain valuable knowledge.

Social media for many of us has become an essential part of our daily lives. Whilst social media has many positive attributes, it can be a very toxic environment at times. This was recently exemplified by retired French footballer Thierry Henry quitting social media due to cyberbullying and racism.

Reboot Online classified and grouped consistently recurring Google searches by individuals on quitting social media such as ‘how to delete social media?’, ‘how to delete Facebook?’, ‘how to delete Instagram?’, ‘how to delete Tumblr?’, ‘how to delete TikTok’?, ‘how to delete Twitter?’ and ‘how to delete Snapchat?’ as online searches which most signify users’ desire to quit social media.


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