For so many of us, it is too easy to get caught up surfing the web for hours at a time.
It seems as if you can do pretty much anything over the internet – settle your bank account, check your email, follow friends on social networking sites, send an instant message, order a meal to carryout, shop for good deals, and so much more.
Have you ever wondered what other people are doing online?
Well, ponder no more, because the fine folks at the Nielsen Company (the people who rank and rate everything under the sun) have gone ahead and charted American internet usage, trying to determine just why it seems that everyone can waste spend hours and hours of time online, and what the heck it is that keeps us all so occupied.
My immediate reaction to this chart is to wonder exactly what ‘other’ is, and I have a sneaking suspicion I know exactly what that section of the pie is meant to denote!
What is most interesting about these results is that people seem to be using the internet mainly to communicate with other people (social media sites and gaming).
Again, instead of getting out and socializing – we are doing it through terminals! Weird, strange and true!
Check out the full story on the Nielsen Company blog for the full rundown.
How do you spend your time on the internet?