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'Facebook fatigue' setting in among teens

Survey shows some youngsters turning away from social networking site.

Teenagers are on an average spending two hours a day online, with 80 per cent of this time spent on a social network, but many of them have begun to show signs of "Facebook fatigue", according to a survey conducted by the online gaming site Roiworld.

About one in five teens with an account on Facebook no longer visit the site or are using it less, the report said, which surveyed 600 teenagers between 13 and 17 years in late April.

However, even though many teens are losing interest in the social networking site, it still continues to be the most popular network in this age group. About 78 per cent of the respondents said they have created a Facebook profile and 69 per cent continue to use the site.

The report also said that more than one-third of teenagers visiting Facebook admitted to spending at least 50 per cent of their online time on games.