Is the internet taking over your life?

A new survey of 10,348 Australians has revealed that, in comparison to two years ago, the average person is spending an extra 22 days per year online.

The research, carried out by independent research agency Evolve Research on behalf of NBN Co, is expected to help the company understand where and how users are going online and for how long.

The significant rise in time spent by Australians accessing the internet is largely due to increased accessibility to the internet through smartphones and tablets. There has been a surge in multitasking, with three quarters of respondents admitting to using the internet while watching TV; one-third while cooking, and a smaller percentage admitting to being online while on the toilet.

More users than ever before are viewing the internet just before they fall asleep and immediately as they wake and a quarter of respondents admitted to accessing the internet when they wake up during the night.

Are you using the internet more than before? Do you reach for your phone first thing in the morning?


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Written by Drew

Starting out as a week of work experience in 2005 while studying his Bachelor of Business at Swinburne University, Drew has never left his post and has been with the company ever since, working on the websites digital needs. Drew has a passion for all things technology which is only rivalled for his love of all things sport (watching, not playing).


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