How much time do people spend online?

    Modern Web 2.0 is developing at an absolutely incredible pace that is comparable to the speed of propagation of a shock wave from an explosion in mid-air. The main idea that attracts people to comprehend the wisdom of web 2.0 is the idea that now all information is very well structured - almost everything can be transferred to your RSS reader, from which you can read hundreds of sites without even having to go to them. And you can not only read the information you are interested in, but also listen to it by subscribing to a podcast feed on the topics you need on the same podfm.ru. You can also watch video podcasts on many interesting topics. You read, listen and watch. Despite the competent presentation of information, you spend as much time as in the era of the good old web 1.0, when in search of the necessary and interesting it was necessary to go to sites and directories. Or maybe the time spent is much more? Maybe we began to absorb beautifully wrapped and filed information many times more?

    Let's try to calculate how much time a modern "advanced" Internet user spends on this same Internet.
    I conducted a survey on FriendFeed about who spends how much time on the Internet per week, and this is what happened: an average of about 100 hours of time per week, which is only 168 hours. This includes even sleep, food, and other vital things.



    To do this, let’s try to assume what this Internet provider does, with a time layout. Naturally, the time layout is very subjective. The time taken for 1 day is considered.

    30 minutes - chatting on Twitter, FriendFeed, as well as standard instant messaging services.

    1-2 hours- posting to a personal blog, including posting photos, presentations and other useful content.

    30 minutes - work with comments on this very blog, answers, spam cleaning, etc. Blog maintenance work for standalone blogs.

    3-4 hours - communication in social networks, forums and other communities. Moderating your own community.

    2-3 hours - reading a feed of friends or RSS subscriptions.
    Total, we get about 8 hours a day. And this is only 56 hours a week (this is average data).
    And now let's imagine that our internet player is a podcast, and he releases 2-3 episodes of his podcast a week. We also assume that he releases 1 video podcast, to complete the picture. To create a high-quality release of that audio, that video podcast in less than 4-5 hours, is completely impossible, no matter what they say. This is script development, reading, editing, rendering for video and uploading to online storage. And if for a podcast downloading is a relatively short-lived action, then video is much larger in size, and processing by video hosting is not a fast business, sometimes taking several hours.
    So our Internet user loses another 15 hours a week. And we get about 70-80 hours a week, which are spent on working on the Internet, and these are only personal matters. And if a person makes money on the same Internet, then the stated 100-120 hours come out.
    This is an approximate calculation, which makes it clear only one thing - for the modern advanced user, the fact that he spends half of his life on the Internet is no longer surprising. Did you consider how much time you spend on the Internet? Vyacheslav Baransky
    Source: HRC Roiber

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