I personally use the internet on average about 3-6 hours per week day. Although most of my internet usage is at school, as our learning is based largely around technology.
New research had proved that the average person spends 23 hours a week online. Doing things such as emailing, messaging, using social media and other online communications. Results from my survey have showed that 48% of respondents use the internet 2-4 hours a day. Although only 8% of my respondents use the internet for less than 1 hour a day.
Personally, I use my MacBook Pro to access internet throughout the day at School and home. I don’t often use a PC because I am required to use a MacBook Pro at School and my MacBook Pro does everything I need it to. I also use my 5th Generation iPod Touch to access the internet, although I mainly use it for music, games, mail, social media and YouTube.
According to Wikipedia the Apple Macintosh computers account for approximately 8% of computers. From my survey, 37.6% of respondents use an Apple Mac as their main internet device. I think this might be because many of my peers also use an Apple MacBook for Schooling purposes. Our School uses MacBook Pro’s almost exclusively.
Another interesting result is the number of people using Android Phones compared to iPods/iPhones. In New Zealand more people own Android Phones than Apple Phones. So maybe the people who I know are more likely to use Apple devices due to our age group and preference for Apple products. I thought their might have been more iPad users amongst my respondents.
This is bad news for Microsoft, with less than a third of respondents using a Windows PC to access the internet.
As you know I recently sent out a technology survey for my viewers to fill out. I had 117 responses mostly from New Zealand but some from overseas as well. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who completed it. Over the next few weeks I will be posting the results of the survey along with added information related to the question.
How old were you when you first started using the internet?
The majority of people who answered my survey started using the internet at the between the age of 16-40, which accounts to 56% of responses. 38% of respondents started using the internet before the age of 16. Only 6% of respondents were ages over 41 when they started using the internet.