September 29, 2022




Rebtel Survey Reveals Facebook Causes Most Stress Among Americans

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Rebtel, the word’s second-largest mobile VoIP provider following Skype, revealed some interesting results from a survey conducted that measures the satisfaction of social network users as well as those who use communication services.

The survey revealed that most stress among mobile users comes from the Facebook social network. Oddly, Facebook was also found to have the most profound effect on positive and negative moods.

Talking on the phone was considered the most satisfying way of communicating with family and friends at 59.7 percent, a surprising discovery considering the popularity of messaging services and text messaging. Video chat followed with 22.9 percent with messaging services all the way down at 2.1 percent.

“Our social media report helps paint an interesting picture of our evolving communications tastes and preferences, and how even routine activities such as checking friends into locations, can have an adverse affect on our relationships,” said Rebtel CEO Andreas Bernström.

The full breakdown of the survey responses follows:

What social networks cause you the most stress?

Facebook – 18.7%
LinkedIn – 3.4%
Twitter – 3.2%
YouTube – 1.8%
MySpace – 1.1%
Foursquare – .7%
Tumblr – .5%
Reddit ­­– .4%
Instagram – .3%
Pinterest – .1%
None have an effect on my stress – 68.9%
Other – 1%

What social networking sites have the most negative effect on your mood?

Facebook – 19.4%
Twitter – 4.7%
LinkedIn – 4.1%
MySpace – 3.6%
YouTube – 2.9%
Instagram – .8%
Pinterest – .7%
Foursquare – .6%
Tumblr – .4%
Reddit ­­– .3%
None have an effect on my mood – 61.3%
Other – 1.3%

What social networking sites have the most positive effect on your mood?

Facebook – 45.9%
YouTube – 17.5%
LinkedIn – 6.5%
Twitter – 4.0%
Pinterest – 1.7%
Instagram – 1.4%
Reddit ­­– 1.3%
Foursquare – .3%
MySpace – .3%
Tumblr – .1%
None have an effect on my mood – 19.6%
Other – 1.3%

On a day where you check into your social media account more than normal, how do you feel?

Bored – 10.6%
Happy – 9.1 %
Calm – 6.9%
Stressed – 6%
Anxious – 4.7%
Like I’m Missing Out – 3.1%
Relieved – 2.7%
Sad – .8%
No Effect – 54.7%
Other – 1.5%

On a day where you check into your social media account less than normal, how do you feel?

Like I’m Missing Out – 12.3%
Calm – 9.1%
Happy – 7%
Relieved – 3.9%
Bored – 3.7%
Anxious – 3.4%
Stressed – 1.3%
Sad – .5%
No Effect – 58%
Other – .8%

What motivates you to use location-based social networks?

I want friends and family to know where I’ve been – 34.6%
I want to receive offers from retailers – 22.9%
I want to show off where I’ve been – 16.1%
I want to alert people I am close by – 15.1%
I want to earn points and badges – 11.2%

What communication method gives you the most satisfaction when communicating with family, friends or colleagues?

Talking on the phone – 59.7%
Video chat – 22.5%
Social Media – 6.6%
SMS – 5.8%
Instant Messaging – 2.4%
IP-messaging (Kik, Whatsapp, etc) – 2.1%
Other – .9%

Do you mind when others include you in their location updates and check-ins?

Yes – 45%
No – 55%