Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Seven hours, thirty-eight minutes a day

In the news:

The average young American now spends practically every waking minute — except for the time in school — using a smart phone, computer, television or other electronic device, according to a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Seven hours and thirty-eight minutes a day, survey says. Read more:

If Your Kids Are Awake, They’re Probably Online (New York Times)
Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds (Kaiser Family Foundation)

comments: 1

Peter Lavelle said...

It's true. I'm older than the stated demographic but the fact remains - the better part of my waking life is spent at a keyboard.

(This is probably a negative state of affairs, but it's impossible to earn a living now through books and a pen & pad alone now.)