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Report: Consumers Spending Plenty O' Time Online

  • App Scout, Wednesday, December 23, 2009 2:03 PM
The average person now spends about 13 hours online each month, according to a new report from Harris Interactive. Yet, online times differed greatly from demographic to demographic, and even person to person. Of the 2,029 adults polled by Harris, about 20% of adults are only online for two hours or less a week, while 14% are on for 24 or more hours a week.

The report, which excluded time spent on email, are down slightly from last year, when users were online about 14 hours per week. Usage, however, was up from 11 hours per week in 2007. Harris said the increase is likely due to increased access to the Web, as well as the recession. "It probably reflects a growing ability to use the Internet, an increase in sites and applications, increased TV watching online and increased purchasing online," Harris said in the report.



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