Most UK adults use the internet for over 20 hours a week!

Ofcom have revealed their yearly data on internet usage in the UK and the results aren't really surprising.

As per the data, overall daily internet usage by adults has increased by over three and a half hours in 2014 over the previous year.

The largest online usage was recorded by users in the age group of 16 to 24 who used the internet at an average of 27 hours and 36 minutes daily.

The usage has been fuelled considerably by the increasing network of WiFi in public places, coupled with rising 4G coverage across smartphones and tablets. Faster download and streaming speeds have also encouraged users to watch more movies and videos online, increasing internet usage by leaps and bounds.

Compared to 6 in 10 adults who used the internet in 2005, the figure has risen to almost 9 out of every ten British adults. Nearly 75 per cent of the adult population own at least one social media profile as compared to less than 20 per cent in 2007.

“We’re now doing things like tweeting on tablets and watching soaps on smartphones for more than 20 hours each week,” said Alison Preston, head of media literacy research at Ofcom.

With the trend in internet usage rising exponentially without showing any signs of saturation, we could be looking at more than 30 hours of daily usage by adults in the coming years.

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