TimeRabbit - measure your time spent on Facebook

TimeRabbit – Measure Your Time on Facebook

While there are a lot of social media tools that can tell you what kind of traffic you get to your website or blog and how engaged your fans are on your Facebook Page, there aren’t a lot of social media tools like TimeRabbit that can measure the amount of time you spend on Facebook.

Over the past few years, as social media has gained in popularity, the amount of time that we spend on social networks has increased significantly.  In particular, we spend a lot of our time on social media sites like Facebook.

This is important to know because as we spend more time using social media, we have to remember to not let it consume our daily lives.

According to TimeRabbit, the average user spends 7 hours, 45 minutes on Facebook per month.

While this doesn’t sound like a lot of time, just think about all of the other things you could be out doing instead of being glued to a computer. That’s why I recommend giving TimeRabbit a try so that you can do an assessment on how much time you spend on social media sites like Facebook.

How to use TimeRabbit to measure the time you spend on Facebook

  1. Download TimeRabbit
  2. Install TimeRabbit
  3. Login and start using Facebook. TimeRabbit will begin counting the time you spend on Facebook.

The good about TimeRabbit

TimeRabbit is very easy to set up.  Just install it, launch your web browser, and login to Facebook and you’re good to go.  One great feature of TimeRabbit is that it can track your usage across different web browsers. This means you don’t have to use just one browser. TimeRabbit also works with all major web browsers.

The bad about TimeRabbit

While I love the fact TimeRabbit can measure the time I spend on social media sites like Facebook across different web browsers, I have a few gripes about TimeRabbit. TimeRabbit is Windows-only at the moment. This means if you’re a mac user, you’ll have to wait until they release a new version.  Also, if you use your mobile phone or tablet to check your Facebook account, TimeRabbit won’t measure the time you spend through those channels.  Additionally, right now, they only measure time on Facebook. I suspect we will see an update to measure time spent on other social networks like Twitter and Pinterest in the future.

Question: On average, how much time did TimeRabbit say you spent on Facebook per month? Do you plan to make any changes to the amount of time you spend on social media sites?  Click here to leave a comment.

  • http://www.gigawatch.com/ Kuba Grecki

    Thank you, Christian, for this great post!
    Adding Mac support is not on the horizon, unfortunately, at the moment, but plans for adding Twitter and Pinterest time monitoring support are real.

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      @gigawatch:disqus, thanks for the update. Looking forward to Twitter and Pinterest integration.