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Measure your time spent on Facebook

Measure your time spent on Facebook

I am myself sucked into the Facebook spiral.  I check and update my personal and Women Love Tech pages everyday, several times per day. Apparently an average Facebook user would spend 7 hours and 45 minutes per month. How long is too long? How to measure properly how much you spend on Facebook? Try TimeRabbit, it’s a free download and very accurate time monitoring software.

How does it work?

Measure your time spent on Facebook-02Unlike other widely available time monitoring programs, TimeRabbit is a stand-alone application. It does not work as a browser plugin as that would confine it to work only with one particular web browser. Instead, it is able to monitor active web sites across all major web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

When you navigate to Facebook in any browser on your computer, TimeRabbit will start the timer and will start counting seconds. The timer will stop after 5 seconds from the moment you navigate out of Facebook or when your browser loses focus. It will also detect if you’re idle and after 30 seconds of no mouse or keyboard activity detected, the counter will be stopped.

How to UnInstall Time Rabbit

If a constant reminder of how much time you spend on Facebook gets to be too much. It is also easy to uninstall the program.

  1. Press the button start in windows and write in the SEARCH BOX “timerabbit”
  2. Then right click and select the option “open file location”
  3. In a new window will appear some files, you have to double click in the file “Uninstall”
  4. The program will open to uninstall TimeRabbit

Pros

  • Easy to download and install
  • Free to use
  • Monitors throughout all browsers, not just one
  • Standalone application
  • Keeps track of time spent on Facebook in different intervals
  • Ensures that employees are staying on track and not wasting time on Facebook
  • Helps with time management
  • Accurately tracks time by shutting down clock after period of inactivity
  • Can help with Facebook addiction

Cons

  • Not compatible with Mac products
  • No tracking device for other social media sites such as Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest, etc.
  • If being used to track another person’s usage, does not send any reports to trackers email notifying them of the time
  • Could potentially heighten usage of Facebook, as users may realize they are below the national average of 7 hours and 35 minutes and think they have more time to spend on it
  • Impedes on privacy if not voluntarily downloaded by user

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How much time do you spend on social networks? Would you use TimeRabbit? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Written by Frederique Bros

Frederique Bros is a contributor for Women Love Tech. Frederique, who launched the website, has more than ten years in multimedia, graphic and web design. Born in France, she lives in Sydney with her French Bulldog Oscar.

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