It is estimated that on average a person spends two and a half hours on social media daily. This time can be spent on mindless scrolling and just passing time, but it can also be spent learning.
Social media is used by language learners outside of traditional learning environments. Informal language learning through social media can occur through personal social network use, language learning apps with a social component, reading articles on blogs and more.
Language learning for active social inclusion: is social media a good learning tool?