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.