Guardian Unlimited Technology | Technology | Britain turns off – and logs on: “Britain turns off – and logs on

More time is now spent on the internet than on watching TV, according to Google survey

Bobbie Johnson, technology correspondent
Wednesday March 8, 2006
The Guardian

We may be known as a nation of couch potatoes, but it seems that Britons are grasping the 21st century with both hands: we now spend more time watching the web than watching television, according to internet giant Google.A survey conducted on behalf of the search engine found that the average Briton spends around 164 minutes online every day, compared with 148 minutes watching television. That is equivalent to 41 days a year spent surfing the web: more than almost any other activity apart from sleeping and working.”