How Much Time Does the Average Person Spend on the Internet?


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A 2013 study determined that the average person spends over five hours per day online, according to eMarketer. As of 2015, this becomes a harder statistic to calculate, as TV viewing and reading are combined with being online with the use of apps such as Kindle and Netflix.

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As of 2013, a person spends roughly 23 hours per week on social media, online texting and email reading, according to Business News Daily. However, a projected study conducted by the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego has 2015 estimates of online media consumption topping 15 hours a day for the average American adult. This statistic does combine the gigabyte usage of all online media, such as TV streaming and reading.

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