Users Now Spend 23% of Their Online Time on Social Networks

Monday Aug 2nd 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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Online gaming was also up, while time spent checking e-mail, reading news and visiting portal sites declined.

TG Daily: The latest statistics from Nielsen Internet Research show a significant change in the way users spend their online time. Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter now account for 23 percent of online time, an increase of seven percentage points over last year. Online gaming also jumped up and now accounts for 10 percent of users' time, overtaking e-mail as the second most popular online activity.

By contrast, users spent less time checking e-mail, reading news and visiting portal sites. Other activities like shopping, random surfing and watching video remained relatively unchanged.

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