App use topping Web time

A recent study by the group Flurry reports that, for the first time, consumers are spending more time using Mobile Apps than on the Internet. In June 2011 the average person spends 81 minutes a day using mobile applications and 74 minutes on the Web.
The same study reports that of the 74 minutes spent on the Internet, 14 of them are spent on Facebook alone.
On a related note, and I swear I am not making this up, late Thursday afternoon we were getting ready to go out to Lake Lanier for dinner and a boat ride with our Step Family Small Group from church. I’m putting in my contacts and thinking “OK, I need to remember my reading glasses for the menu, get the shorts with the right pockets.”
And then came this crazy thought: “Yeah but if I forget my reading glasses, I can just hit control and the + sign to make the menu bigger…”
Say what?
Gee Jeff, been spending a lot of time in front of the computer — as in TOO MUCH?
Always remember, screen time is not real time…

–Jeff Herring and Maritza Parra, McClatchy-Tribune

About Buffy Andrews

Assistant Managing Editor of Features and Niche Publications for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Also, Social Media Coordinator.
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