Canadian Twitter users are on the Internet twice as much as others: Study

Twitter's constant flow of real-time conversations and news has got people hooked: Twitter users in Canada average  over 33 hours a week online, while their non-Twitter counterparts clock in just 17 hours online weekly, according to a CBC/Radio-Canada and BBM Analytics joint study.

Time spent accessing the internet has tripled for even the casual users: in 1997, weekly online time was less than 5 hours, the study notes.

It's believed that increased smartphone ubiquity, plus the rise of tablets, has triggered the incredible surge in the always-connected mentality of being on the internet around the clock. Even during vacations, many users can't help but some some time online.

Also interesting was that, the more hardcore an internet users one is, the more likely they are to take public transit.


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Twitter is a privately funded startup with offices in the SoMA neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. Started as a side project in March of 2006, Twitter has grown into a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens—from breaking... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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