Late Night-Early Morning Internet use on the RiseA recent survey found that web surfers usually logged on to the Internet from between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. Also, on average, most people answered that they used the Internet for three hours or more.
Sayworld (www.sayworld.net), a public opinion site, recently announced that in a survey of 1,118 people, 46 percent said that they usually were on the Internet between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m.
The time between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. was second with 24 percent. There were even some polled who preferred to surf from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. (two percent).
For amount of time spent on the Internet, most spent three hours or more (32 percent) on the web, followed by one to two hours (30 percent), and two to three hours (22 percent). These results show Internet log-on time as being similar to television viewing time. Sayworld concluded that the Internet is stablizing as a new standard medium.
For average number of days of use, most polled answered with five days (78 percent), three days (16 percent), and finally one day (4 percent).
The preferred means of access to the web was LAN at 38 percent, modems at 33 percent, cable modem acccess at 13 percent, ADSL at 9 percent and ISDN at 6 percent. Also, the preferred place to log-on was the home (48 percent), followed by Internet cafes (14 percent), and schools (11 percent).