Some interesting numbers

Here are some interesting numbers from a report by the University of California San Diego:

1.3 million: Leisure time in hours that Americans spent consuming information in 2008. That averages to about 12 hours a day per person. Broken down we spend around 5 hours watching television, 2 hours listening to the radio, 3 hours interacting with the internet or computer, and 1 hour gaming.  We spent just 37 minutes with print media and 27 minutes listening to recorded music

36X10 to the 22nd power: Total amount of data in bytes consumed in the U.S. in 2008.  That figures out to be 100,000 words or 34 gigabytes for each of us.

10 billion: Number of online searches conducted in the U.S. in December 2009.

45: Percentage of Words consumed that come from television. The next biggest contributors are computers at 28%; radio, 11%; print media, 9 %; and phone conversations 5%.

72 million: The number of individuals who access newspaper web sites in November 2009.  That averages to around 43 page views per month totaling 33 minutes

110 billion: The number of text messages sent in the U.S. in 2008.  We average about 23 hours of texting. There have been 8 million tweets posted since 2006.

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