Infographic: Social media eats up 5+ years of our lives

Online platforms are taking up huge chunks of our precious time here on Earth.

Before shuffling off to the sweet hereafter, the average person will have spent nearly five-and-a-half years on social media.

That’s according to an infographic created by Mediakix, which lays out more productive (or at least more entertaining) pursuits you might have undertaken instead.

With an extra five years and four months—unfettered by Facebook, YouTube or Snapchat—you could have clambered up Mount Everest 32 times or walked your dog on 93,000 additional occasions. You could have even crammed in “The Simpsons” an extra 215 times—not catching 215 episodes, but watching the entire series a couple of hundred more times.

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