Nielsen: Gaming surpasses email in time spent online

By Matthew ยท 10 replies
Aug 4, 2010
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  1. According to new data from Nielsen, Americans spend 10.2% of their time online playing games, up from 9.3% in 2009, ranking as the second busiest activity. That's ahead of email which accounts for a declining 8.3%, but far behind social networking at 22.7%, the most used Web activity. Communicating and networking as a whole, including social networks, blogs, email and instant messaging represents some 36% of the time folks in the US are on the Internet.

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  2. Other=porn
  3. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    Well porn doesn't take that long XD
  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,713   +855

    Speak for yourself kg363... ;-)
  5. Muiltple-Category Entertainment = Porn guise!!
  6. Dammit, you guys beat me to it. I know that other is porn.

    We all love it. :p
  7. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    If you made a chart up like that for me it would be a lot more time spent on the 'gaming' section- with the rest of split between stumble, a few forums, a smidgen of facebook and IM'ing, checking my email about once every other week, and of course a healthy chunk of "other" in there. That's at least when I'm home.

    At work its email & techspot :p.
  8. Other = Stealing music/movies*

    *brought to you by your friends at the RIAA and MPAA :)
  9. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 554   +9

    @ TomSEA: lol

    I love how the first comment on the Source of this pole also has the word ''porn'' in it!

    Don't trust the source. How much data did they get, who, where, when and how?
  10. If you click the link that goes back to the main article, it tells a bit more detail. Apparently the participants had some kind of tracking device on their computer that recognized specific categories that their internet usage pertained to. The data for mobile device usage (charted separately in the main article) was gathered by people manually reporting their usage.
  11. yep, other is most likely PoRn...

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