Perhaps unsurprisingly, internet usage has boomed in the last couple of years. The latest surveys show that
- Average adult internet user claims to spend over 20 hours online per week
- Five years of tablet computing; now used by four in ten adults to go online
- Less online concern than ten years ago; but increased demand for protection
- People are spending twice as much time online compared to 10 years ago, fuelled by increasing use of tablets and smartphones, according to new Ofcom research.
Ofcom's Media Use and Attitudes 2015 report, now in its tenth year, shows that internet users aged 16 and above(-1-) claimed to spend nearly 10 hours (9 hours and 54 minutes) online each week in 2005. By 2014 it had climbed to over 20 hours and 30 minutes.
The biggest increase in internet use is cited among 16-24 year olds, almost tripling from 10 hours and 24 minutes each week in 2005 to 27 hours and 36 minutes by the end of 2014.
2014 saw the biggest increase in time spent online in a decade, with internet users spending over three and a half hours longer online each week than they did in 2013 (20 hours and 30 minutes in 2014, compared to 16 hours and 54 minutes in 2013).
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