I was watching the news earlier and was quite shocked to find out that we are spending around 22 hours and 15 minutes a day on the internet!
It’s a scary thought, that means that 65% of British internet users are spending far more much time that three years ago and it seems that social network are to blame, you know the ones
The victims of our social network generation are those that use IM (Instant Messaging), three years ago 14% of users used IM and now that has reduced to to 5%.
And though we all spend more time we are still on other sites and it seems that classified sites and auction site are starting to rise, with the amount of people frequenting them and increasing to 4.7% of a users usage on the internet. Gaming is still quite popular with internet users and I suppose with broadband speeds slowly increasing, these will probably get more over time as well.
Reading about the news online has also had an increase with 2.8% compared to three years ago where these site had around 1.5%
People spend more time on news sites than they do on adult content, the survey shows.
“It is a bit of a digital myth that everyone online visits adult sites,” said Mr Burmaster.
“We divide the internet into 85 different sections so the fact that adult content is in the top 10 shows it is still one of the most heavily used sectors,” he added.
He puts the rise of social networking down to its organic nature.
“It is like an organism, feeding off itself and getting bigger. People are plugging more and more of their lives into it,” he said.
What we are spending our time doing online
- Social networks/blogs – 22.7%
- E-mail – 7.2%
- Games – 6.9%
- Instant Messaging – 4.9%
- Classified/Auctions – 4.7%
- Portals – 4%
- Search – 4%
- Software info/products – 3.4%
- News – 2.8%
- Adult – 2.7%
So there we have it, the world of the internet and the social networking lifestyle is really here!
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