Totally addicted to web

02/10/2009

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We're a nation of internet junkies, according to a new survey from consumer website uSwitch.com.

It revealed the average Brit uses the internet for 30 hours a week, a figure described as "astonishing" by the firm.

On average, findings show that a person will spend two hours a day on the net for work and then three hours for pleasure purposes.

According to uSwitch, adults are likely to use the internet in their leisure surf time on social networking sites.

A quarter of those surveyed say they need to use sites like Facebook and Twitter at least once a day.

Young people – that's the 18-24 year olds – are shown to use the net seven hours a day during the week and for five hours during the weekend.

uSwitch bosses say the internet is having a growing impact on the British way of life and could become as important as gas and electricity for quality of life.

That could see the government under even more pressure to provide universal broadband to the whole country.ADNFCR-2575-ID-19389875-ADNFCR