Top 10 Distractions across the web

Facebook – The world’s largest social network could also be the Internet’s largest time sink, according to RescueTime data.

Average time spent per person per day: 17.94 minutes
Number of daily visitors (according to Wolfram Alpha): 470,766,000
Total hours spent: 140,755,358
Financial cost: $3,518,883,938

YouTube – Whether it’s watching Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga or the latest homegrown viral video, this popular video-sharing site is another top Internet temptation.

Average time spent per person per day: 9.58 minutes
Number of daily visitors: 253,040,000
Total hours spent: 40,382,759
Financial cost: $1,009,568,977

Facebook Applications – Forget uploading pictures and messaging friends. In one day, Internet users spend more than 39 million hours just using Farmville, Mafia Wars and other Facebook applications.

Average time spent per person per day: 17.55 minutes
Number of daily visitors: 134,435,000
Total hours spent: 39,317,688
Financial cost: $982,942,198

Twitter – Even though the popular micro-blogging service is listed among the top five online distractions, Low said it could actually be underrepresented because so many Twitter users use third-party services to post and read tweets.

Average time spent per person per day: 5.83 minutes
Number of daily visitors: 100,340,000
Total hours spent: 9,744,388
Financial cost: $243,609,710

Amazon – Unsurprisingly, online mega-retailer Amazon ranks high on the list of Internet diversions.

Average time spent per person per day: 4.28 minutes
Number of daily visitors: 49,042,000
Total hours spent: 3,497,544
Financial cost: $87,438,592

Hulu – Time spent catching missed episodes of “Glee,” “Saturday Night Live” and “Dancing With the Stars” adds up.

Average time spent per person per day: 15.66 minutes
Number of daily visitors: 8,255,000
Total hours spent: 2,154,868
Financial cost: $53,871,704

Netflix – RescueTime data indicated that the popular movie and TV episode streaming site is another top online temptation.

Average time spent per person per day: 13.5 minutes
Number of daily visitors: 9,044,000
Total hours spent: 2,034,415
Financial cost: $50,860,383

Flickr – It’s the top photo-sharing site, and therefore a top Internet time suck.

Average time spent per person per day: 3.8 minutes
Number of daily visitors: 26,065,000
Total hours spent: 1,652,747
Financial cost: $41,318,680

Blogger – RescueTime numbers show people were pretty quick about posting their blogs on this Google-owned platform, but there were a lot of them.

Average time spent per person per day: 3.65 minutes
Number of daily visitors: 23,620,000
Total hours spent: 1,438,242
Financial cost: $35,956,044

Reddit – The social news website that lets users post and vote for top stories is the 10th top online distraction, according to RescueTime data.

Average time spent per person per day: 17.62 minutes
Number of daily visitors: 4,494,000
Total hours spent: 1,319,409
Financial cost: $32,985,228

 

Source: http://abcnews.go.com/

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