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Subject: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/06 at 12:53 am

From the BBC News Online
Britain's 10 million broadband users spend an average of 23.5 hours online each week, equivalent to 50 days of the year, a survey suggests.

Service comparison firm USwitch.com said the survey of 15,323 people revealed that 87% shopped online and 78% did their banking via the web.

However, recent research from regulator Ofcom indicated that broadband users spent just 12 hours online a week.

It said just 12% of users spend more than 25 hours a week online.

The Ofcom research was based on interviews held with adults across the UK while USwitch.com's findings come from an online poll by YouGov, which may favour regular broadband users.


They never asked me!


Subject: Re: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 08/08/06 at 12:57 am

I spend more time online than I do watching TV. Probably close to 20 hours a week.  :o

Subject: Re: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/06 at 12:59 am


I spend more time online than I do watching TV. Probably close to 20 hours a week.  :o


Even it I do 4 hours a day, that would make 28 hours per week.

Subject: Re: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 08/08/06 at 1:07 am


From the BBC News Online

They never asked me!


your numbers would have drastically changed the results  ;D

Subject: Re: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 08/08/06 at 2:31 am


Even it I do 4 hours a day, that would make 28 hours per week.
Come to think of it, probably closer to 30 hours a week.

Subject: Re: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: Trimac20 on 08/08/06 at 5:31 am


From the BBC News Online

They never asked me!




It would've brought the average up...more than slightly!  ;D

Subject: Re: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/06 at 11:49 am


Come to think of it, probably closer to 30 hours a week.
Even though, it may be be more than 28 hours for me.

Subject: Re: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: Howard on 08/08/06 at 5:37 pm

Only 50? :o

Subject: Re: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: Trimac20 on 08/09/06 at 10:55 pm


Only 50? :o


Is this supposed to be the average time spent by the average person?

Cos 50 days a day sounds like a lot for most ppl...does it include using it for work.etc?

50/365 = 13.7% of the time. 0.137 x 24 = 3.29. An average of 3.29 hours a day, or 23.0 hours a week? That sounds a bit high by my reckoning. Even I don't spend that much, excep t on holidays when I might average close to 8-9-10+ hours a day...

Subject: Re: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: Dominic L. on 08/09/06 at 11:43 pm


Even it I do 4 hours a day, that would make 28 hours per week.


Same here... Wow!

That's...
1
52
x28
  416
1040
1456

1, 456 hours a year!

Subject: Re: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/06 at 12:21 am


Same here... Wow!

That's...
1
52
x28
  416
1040
1456

1, 456 hours a year!
You did the year as 52 weeks which is 364 days, not the complete year of 365 days. So 365 x 4 = 1460.

Subject: Re: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: Dominic L. on 08/10/06 at 12:23 am


You did the year as 52 weeks which is 364 days, not the complete year of 365 days. So 365 x 4 = 1460.


Oh... even more!

Subject: Re: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/06 at 12:25 am


Oh... even more!
...a leap year at 366 days?

Subject: Re: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: Howard on 08/10/06 at 3:28 pm

Does this include New Yorkers?

Subject: Re: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/06 at 3:36 pm


Does this include New Yorkers?
I think the survey was done by Britons in the UK.

Subject: Re: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: Howard on 08/10/06 at 3:40 pm


I think the survey was done by Britons in the UK.



Oh I see

Subject: Re: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/06 at 3:41 pm



Oh I see
But, I still was not asked to partake in the survey.

Subject: Re: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: Howard on 08/10/06 at 3:42 pm


But, I still was not asked to partake in the survey.


But you're british?

Subject: Re: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/06 at 3:50 pm


But you're british?
Indeed, I am so this survey in my mind is not complete.

Subject: Re: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/08 at 1:51 pm

I still do not believe these figures!

Subject: Re: Britons online '50 days a year'

Written By: Green Lantern on 02/05/08 at 6:25 am

Another resurrected thread.

People were noting your awesome reputation here, 18 months ago in this thread. If anything, you're maybe spending MORE time online here than then ?  ??? :-\\

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