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 part of my personal project I am interested on how people use their internet. Could you please take a couple of minutes to fill out my survey. I will publish the results on this blog in a weeks time.
Please click here to complete my survey.