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Do You Watch TV While You Surf the Internet? [Reader Poll]

6 Set/09

Everyone’s trying to fit more time into their busy schedules, so it’s no surprise that a recent report found that 57 percent of internet users are watching TV while they surf. Are you one of them?

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From Ars Technica:

A full 57 percent of US Internet users reported browsing the Internet and watching the TV simultaneously—an activity that was largely unheard of in your average home even five years ago, but is relatively common these days. On average, these people spent about 2 hours and 39 minutes per month doing these activities together, with almost a third of their Internet time being spent in front of the TV.

It’s not surprising, and I’m sure these numbers have been growing ever since laptops and wireless internet became ubiquitous, and small and lightweight netbooks and cellphones have made it even easier to have the internet at your fingertips at all times. So how about you:

Do You Watch TV While You Surf the Internet?(survey)

We’ve seen a lot of research that says multi-tasking makes you less productive, but a lot of times consuming media doesn’t require your full attention, anyway.

I’m all for some internet time when I’m passively enjoying something on TV that I’m not all that engaged in, but I also unplug completely when I’m going to watch something really good. How about you? Let’s hear more about your surf-the-internet-while activities in the comments.

Watching TV while surfing the Internet? You’re not alone [Ars Technica]


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