How Much Of Your Computer Time Is Spent On The Web?

I read an interesting article which covered what Steve Ballmer had said about Google and their new Chrome operating system. The interview took place at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans and the following sentence caught my eye:

As for Microsoft’s own plans, Ballmer said the company did not see a need for a web-only operating system, noting that 50 percent of the time that people spend

on their PCs is not spent in the browser.

Which made me wonder just how true that statement is. I spend about 90% or more of my time on the Internet when using a computer. I’m either searching for blog articles, receiving email alerts, answering emails or sending out new emails.

My situation seems to be unique. But I also know others who spend a lot of time on the Internet playing online gaming. I’m sure folks also spent a good portion of their time using Twitter, Facebook or other social networking sites.

But what about you? What portion of your computer usage is spent on the Internet?

Comments as always are welcome.

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  • leftystrat

    Don’t have a figure other than `not a whole lot’. Pretty much limited to research at work.

    More at home doing the aforementioned blog research.

    No gambling.

  • http://www.fileinspect.com/fileinfo/svchost-exe/ AussieSheila

    I spend 80%-90% of my time on the computer on the web and I don’t play online games. But then again, it depends – I spent only 30% of my time online when I was writing my MA thesis. So, it all depends.

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  • http://ageeksopinion.com James Hill

    I probably spend about 95% if not all on the Internet. I am just getting the hang of blogging so as time goes on, this time will increase.

  • Buffet

    As a grown man with a real life, I don’t play games. My time is spent almost nearly as you describe yours. Be it known as well that I’m not a twit (pun intended). I’m not exactly sure what twitty and facebooked are, but I believe I have a general idea. My time is spent in real conversations, with real people, with whom I have REAL relationships. Whaddaya know? We know, and use, each others real names. I pity the poor ectomorphic, reclusive souls who spend their days alternating between video games and masterbating to chics on porn sites. How pathetic! Grow up and possibly try to contribute something to society before you expire…………..rant over. Thanks.

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone

    Hello Buffet,
    Well said. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  • Xympa

    “spend their days alternating between video games and masterbating to chics on porn sites”

    its just during my free time, *looks shy*

    I’m not forced to live by your principals, if i do that thats just fine, i don’t give a rap what you say! If i dont make any money working and die thats my problem, im not stop just because you think its “notty”.

    And yes i also call people by their name on MSN, “Big Boy”…

  • Denny

    ” My time is spent in real conversations, with real people, with whom I have REAL relationships. ”
    ………………………………………………………….
    I Never Heard of This , is It a , WEB-SITE

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  • f

    For me, that is untrue during the summer

    doing school year

    i do homework, but then i may still spend more than 50%computer time on internet

    but in the summer

    probably 80% is like watching youtube, checking email, reading lockergnome blogs..

  • etim

    Getting back to the point …>80% of my computer time’s spent on the net; much of the rest is spent watching downloaded movies on my GOM player–only because browser based streaming players suck.

  • Denny

    …. OPPs . thanks etim, I Forgot…..

    ………90% . On-Line . with . IE-8
    ………10% . Photoshop

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone

    Yes……… thank you etim.

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  • http://www.GavinsTipsAndTricks.co.nr/ Gavin Roskamp

    It really depends on what I’m doing each day. I’ve spent entire days making videos for YouTube (how-to tech videos) and some days I spend the whole day uploading them (my internet sucks butt) and other days I spend a lot of time on Facebook, other times I end up spending all my day reading articles off here (lol) and other times I spend a combination of everything as well as some Word work or some iMovie work.

    Overall, I would say at least 75% of my time on the computer(s) is spent online. I can assure you that whenever I have Internet access, Tweetie is open (on the Mac) and I am reading any new Tweets that come in. Whenever I don’t have Internet access… SuperTux and SuperTuxKart! :)

  • http://22ndcenturypress.blogspot.com dweiums

    As a newbie independent publisher (on & offline), I spend 85 to 100% of my time online. I use online collaboration programs to edit manuscripts, email – of course, online marketing and more. I spend so much time online with work that I don’t have much time to goof off with games and have little personal time to spare.

    Ballmer is seriously out of touch with a lot of small biz folk.

  • http://www.michaeltrimm.net Michael Trimm

    If I’m not online, then my computer is being used for entertainment or word processing. However, I’m generally doing those things combined with online activities. I bet my “offline” time on the computer is less than 10%