How long do you spend on the computer per day, on average?

R94N

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Hey guys, just a random question that I wanted to ask all of you.


For me, it's about 4 hours per day in the holidays, but during schooltime about 2 hours, although I'm trying to cut down on it because of my eyes :(
 

liamkp

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May 29, 2010
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Summer and weekends probably 2-3 hours. School days probably 1 hour maybe.
 

Hellhammer

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It's hard for me to give a precise answer because I have my computer on all the time and usually Forums Spy is just running. If I catch something interesting, then I reply. Now that it's holiday, I spend easily over 5 hours on computer unless I have something else to do. When I have school and work, it's about 2 hours depending on day.

So, it's up to what I'm doing. Sometimes more, sometimes less. Generally, I'm online when I'm at home
 

R94N

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Thanks for the replies. I just find it interesting to see how I compare to other people. The problem I've found with the Internet is that you go on one site, and then you find something else that looks interesting, so you go on that, and then on something else, and then you find you've spent 2 hours on the computer!
 

ethical

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Anywhere between 10 hours and 15 hours a day.

9 at work, then sometimes more in the evening depending if I go out or not.

At the weekend probably around 5 hours.

Thanks for the replies. I just find it interesting to see how I compare to other people. The problem I've found with the Internet is that you go on one site, and then you find something else that looks interesting, so you go on that, and then on something else, and then you find you've spent 2 hours on the computer!
Get StumbleUpon....it'll open a whole new realm of time wasting :p
 

lbro

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Around 3-4 hours on weekends and weekdays in the summer and 2-3 hours during schooldays.
 

SlovakApple

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Lots.

At my summer job I spend my whole 8-hour shift in front of a computer. Plus a couple hours in front of my Mac at home.

Something like 11 hours, but only 3 of them are fun :)
This is my case too. At student job, it was 9 hours a day plus some time in the evening at home. Now that I do not work there anymore, it is 2-3 hours a day.
 

RawBert

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About 7-9 in total on weekdays; about 8-10+ on the weekends (mostly on the iPad).
At work I use 2 Win computers which I'll use throughout the day. The good thing is that I'm not stuck at my cube all day. I rarely turn on my 2 Macs at home - except on the weekends.
 

0098386

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Weekdays; lots. I work on them, play games on them. Bulking up my portfolio at the moment whilst I look for a job/await university offers so I'm cramming in more hours than the usual.
Weekends; depends if the girlfriend is round or if mates are doing stuff.

But overall way too many hours infront of a computer.
 

kernkraft

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Many of us are actually post from our computers and from our iPhones/iPads/whatever. When I travel and get a cancelled flight or staying in a boring location, I might spend a few hours on MR with not much else going on, just probably some light emails, work stuff, magazines, coffee, newspapers, TV.

When working, then it's slightly different. I have a computer that I don't use for work at all. I often have MR running in the background there.


But don't think that a few posts per day means that we are students, unemployed or IT guys!
 

stonyc

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My field requires that I'm on the computer pretty much 8 hours a day (hands-on)... if we're talking about scripts and CPU time, that is pretty much 24/7 for weeks if not months on end. :)
 

Mousse

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My field requires that I'm on the computer pretty much 8 hours a day (hands-on)... if we're talking about scripts and CPU time, that is pretty much 24/7 for weeks if not months on end. :)
Egad!:eek: I can barely stand the 9+ hours a day polishing a chair with my butt. 24/7? Good thing I didn't major in Computer Science.

I'm on the computer less than a hour total during the weekends.
 

Funkatronic

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Jan 5, 2010
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Around 6 to 8 hours at work on the weekdays, and then a couple of hours at home.

On weekends I try to stay away from the computer as much as possible, key word there being try.

In other words, I think what Dagless said applies to me aswell
 

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