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.