Internet usage continues to grow…

20th May, 2010 - Less than a minute read

Latest results from UK Online Measurement Company (UKOM) show a marked increase in time spent on the internet. According to the report British web users now spend 65% more time on the internet than 3 years ago. So Surfing now accounts for over ‘22 hours per month’ online.

A considerable amount of this time goes to social networking, like Facebook, Twitter and Bebo, or blogs (like this one).

Social Networking sites, and in particular Facebook, are achieving notable successes. In fact, Facebook has now secured an impressive 7.2% of all time spent online in the UK, compared to 6.5% 3 years ago.

  • Social networks/blogs – 22.7%
  • Email – 7.2%
  • Gaming – 6.9%
  • Instant Messaging – 4.9%
  • Classified/Auctions – 4.7%
  • Portals – 4%
  • Search 4%
  • Software info/products – 3.4%
  • News – 2.8%
  • Adult – 2.7% 

Source UKOM