Social Networking Fatigue

With social networking sites ever on the rise, new problems arise with them. One of the latest is “social networking fatigue” which is what kicks in when you become a member of one too many arenas that require your presence your interaction and thus a part of your time.

The earliest quotation that mentions the topic dates back to 2004, but the problem ought to be increasingly relevant by now.

With new social networking sites launching every week, some users have fallen prey to “social networking fatigue,” as their inboxes are flooded with dozens of invitations.

—Adam Pasick, “More than love to be found on networking sites,” Reuters, February 25, 2004