Internet Takes Away Our Real Life, Claims New Study

gaming real lifeThe social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook may have revolutionized the way we communicate, but have also messed up our real life, new study claims.

As revealed by the study of the Technology Policy Institute in Washington, with every hour spent in Internet surfing, a user “loses” about 16 minutes from work.

The navigation in the “ocean” of websites seemed to also affect sleep and social life of users, since with each hour in the online world the user lacks seven precious minutes of sleep and 17 minutes of going out in the outside world, which corresponds to approximately 18 whole days away from friends and families a year.

When we are online, we lose life

The study entitled «What we do when we are online» is based on eight years of tracking daily online habits of U.S. users during the period 2003-2011. According to the principal investigator and economist Scott Wallsten, every minute spent online corresponds to 0.27 minutes less devoted to work, 0.28 minutes less television, 0.12 minutes less sleep and 0.05 minutes less socializing with friends.

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