People spent 50 million hours less per day on Facebook last quarterKurt Wagner / ReCode - 2 years ago
  • Facebooks says this will benefit the company over the long term.
  • People are spending less time on Facebook — and CEO Mark Zuckerberg claims that’s by design.
  • Zuckerberg said that people spent “roughly 50 million hours” per day less on Facebook last quarter. Zuckerberg said that “we made changes” in order for that time decrease to happen, and added that “focusing on meaningful connections, our community and business will be stronger over the long term.”
  • Zuckerberg has pushed for Facebook to be “good for people’s well-being and for society,” and said earlier this month that Facebook was planning to make addition changes to the News Feed that might result in less time spent on the service. But those News feed changes weren’t yet in effect in Q4, when the 50 million-hour daily decrease took place.