Teens Spend 31 Hours A Week Online

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Tenmar:

smallharmlesskitten:
I don't think porn is a waste of time

Wasn't the internet created for porn?

"If all the porn was taken off the internet, there's be one site left, and it'd be called 'bring back the porn.com'"-Dr. Cox.

Marv21:

Jagers1994:

Tenmar:

smallharmlesskitten:
I don't think porn is a waste of time

Wasn't the internet created for porn?

Exactly. Youtube, and IGN, and Facebook are all just dirty money laundering scam site!(Sarcasim)

That explains it...The Freemasons are running the Porn busseiness in America because they realized that in 220 something years after the foundation of this country, Al Gore would invent the internet and use it for Porn....Which the Freemasons would collect 15% off all the profits from the advertising and other money realted issues on the websites. Genius!!!

December 2011 will mark the day the internet bug which deletes all porn files will be unleashed....all computers will be ravages...make your condolences with God, because this earth is going to hell.

YES YOUR A FUCKING GENIUS. SOMEONE FINALLY UNDERSTANDS IT ALL.

O.K....

First of all, the Daily Mail article: I mean, c'mon, that scare sheet?
Secondly, The Cyber Security home page? I dare anyone else not to fall around laughing at the picture of the two "teens" on the front page.
Thirdly, the picture of Dr. Tanya Bryon in the cheesecake pose.
Fourthly, a site that sells security products says that kids spend too much time online?
Fifthly, doesn't most collagen or cosmetic surgery also have pictures of bare boobs on it, therefore distorting the results heavily?

I was going to comment on this thread then remembered I am not a teenager and now feel old. Thanks a lot assholes.

Dude, if you live where I live, you would spend 50 hours a week online, and my little brother actually does!

The_root_of_all_evil:
O.K....

First of all, the Daily Mail article: I mean, c'mon, that scare sheet?
Secondly, The Cyber Security home page? I dare anyone else not to fall around laughing at the picture of the two "teens" on the front page.
Thirdly, the picture of Dr. Tanya Bryon in the cheesecake pose.
Fourthly, a site that sells security products says that kids spend too much time online?
Fifthly, doesn't most collagen or cosmetic surgery also have pictures of bare boobs on it, therefore distorting the results heavily?

You, sir... I like you.

I was too busy doing some work that was more mature than social networking when I was a teen. Only slightly more mature, but it's something I can cite anyway.

The_root_of_all_evil:

Fifthly, doesn't most collagen or cosmetic surgery also have pictures of bare boobs on it, therefore distorting the results heavily?

Back when I looked at it did, but now my urges have changed...and not for the better!

*Slow clap*

You guys going to feed this directly to Ann Coulter?

One thing I don't like, cyber snooping. Seriously, do we CARE what teenage girls are doing on the web? No, we don't. Unless we are A: Bored or B: Creepers. I personally spend a lot of time online browsing the websites I like, but I have not become "one with the MySpace" although I may have become "one with the xbox 360 wireless controller" except I'm having trouble playing guitar hero without the controller. evil guitar shaped cotroller and your weird shape.

So "teens" don't play games at all but "research" plastic surgery atleast an hour a week on average? I call BS.

Specter_:

The_root_of_all_evil:
O.K....

First of all, the Daily Mail article: I mean, c'mon, that scare sheet?
Secondly, The Cyber Security home page? I dare anyone else not to fall around laughing at the picture of the two "teens" on the front page.
Thirdly, the picture of Dr. Tanya Bryon in the cheesecake pose.
Fourthly, a site that sells security products says that kids spend too much time online?
Fifthly, doesn't most collagen or cosmetic surgery also have pictures of bare boobs on it, therefore distorting the results heavily?

You, sir... I like you.

A lot of people do. Check the cyber celeb badge and yellow name o' doom!

On topic though, I think these results are heavily skewed by all the girls hogging the home computers. I mean, come on. The porn is the guys, MSN and such is everyone, but the rest of that data is so from girls!

Avida:
One hour spent researching cosmetic surgeries
1.5 hours spent checking out family planning and pregnancy information
One hour, thirty-five minutes spent studying diets and weight loss
One hour, twenty-two minutes on medical sites for illnesses and puberty
One hour, fifteen minutes spent strolling through dating sites
Three hours, ten minutes doing homework

O_o.. really?!?!

I mean, come on...

What?!

No-one...

No-one....

Spends 3 hours a night on homework!

It's per week - 3 hours a week on homework sounds about right, if you assume they are researching some topic or finding the perfect paper to steal.

Considering the fact that we can't see the questions that were asked to get this data, chances are it was skewed - I think a lot of people do use the internet for health related questions, but probably not 6-8 hours a week... that's obviously excessive, unless they were all slight hypochondriacs.

SirSchmoopy:
I was going to comment on this thread then remembered I am not a teenager and now feel old. Thanks a lot assholes.

I'll comfort you - 3 more years and I'm no longer a teenager myself.

But I do believe teenage is usually under 18, so that means I'm "mature" in a bit less than that.

Damn.

orannis62:

Tenmar:

smallharmlesskitten:
I don't think porn is a waste of time

Wasn't the internet created for porn?

"If all the porn was taken off the internet, there's be one site left, and it'd be called 'bring back the porn.com'"-Dr. Cox.

Reminds me of another thing I've heard.

"You have the nr. 1 non-porn related site on the Internet!

...Which makes it one billionth of them all."

This is nothing. I spend like 31 hours A DAY on the internet.

inb4: Yes, that is sarcasm

ckeymel:

Avida:
One hour spent researching cosmetic surgeries
1.5 hours spent checking out family planning and pregnancy information
One hour, thirty-five minutes spent studying diets and weight loss
One hour, twenty-two minutes on medical sites for illnesses and puberty
One hour, fifteen minutes spent strolling through dating sites
Three hours, ten minutes doing homework

O_o.. really?!?!

I mean, come on...

What?!

No-one...

No-one....

Spends 3 hours a night on homework!

It's per week - 3 hours a week on homework sounds about right, if you assume they are researching some topic or finding the perfect paper to steal.

Considering the fact that we can't see the questions that were asked to get this data, chances are it was skewed - I think a lot of people do use the internet for health related questions, but probably not 6-8 hours a week... that's obviously excessive, unless they were all slight hypochondriacs.

*checks* damnit ¬_¬. And i'd agree completely with that.

Tenmar:

smallharmlesskitten:
I don't think porn is a waste of time

Wasn't the internet created for porn?

The Internet is for porn! The Internet it for porn!
Me up all night honking me horn to porn, porn, porn!

... I'm gonna sit in this lovely corner now. :D

Yeah well these statistics are not surprising, seeing how much time my sister and I put onto our computers.

Khell_Sennet:

Flap Jack452:

smallharmlesskitten:
I don't think porn is a waste of time

seconded

Thirded, and the motion is passed.

I find the figures of this study to be bullshit. First, people are too varied to lump their activities together like this... I'd bet half or more of teens never even look up puberty, I sure never did. And do you honestly think more than a half-percent of guys actually go to family planning websites? No, averages are as useful and reliable as wings on a hotdog.

No, this study rings of bullshit and misinformation. Hell, I alone would have skewed the results as a participant, zero hours doing homework online, twenty four plus hours of porn (especially back then), five hours online gaming, and at least a couple hours a week chatting on MSN. None of the rest of that crap.

Forth...ded? Except replace 'porn' with...

*cough*

Never mind...

For me it's:

Maybe 5 hours of anime
20 minutes of other videos
30 minutes of TV Tropes
15-20 minutes of other research
30-60 minutes of games
1 hour+ of forums
0 hours of homework
30 minutes of music

Do that many people really spend their internet time on the crap they listed?

Also is that kid in the picture male or female? ...I really can't tell...

EmileeElectro:

Tenmar:

smallharmlesskitten:
I don't think porn is a waste of time

Wasn't the internet created for porn?

The Internet is for porn! The Internet it for porn!
Me up all night honking me horn to porn, porn, porn!

... I'm gonna sit in this lovely corner now. :D

As long as you promise not to sing again.

Bradfucius:
This is nothing. I spend like 31 hours A DAY on the internet.

inb4: Yes, that is sarcasm

So do I.
(totally not sarcasm maybe)

SecretTacoNinja:

Khell_Sennet:

Flap Jack452:

smallharmlesskitten:
I don't think porn is a waste of time

seconded

Thirded, and the motion is passed.

I find the figures of this study to be bullshit. First, people are too varied to lump their activities together like this... I'd bet half or more of teens never even look up puberty, I sure never did. And do you honestly think more than a half-percent of guys actually go to family planning websites? No, averages are as useful and reliable as wings on a hotdog.

No, this study rings of bullshit and misinformation. Hell, I alone would have skewed the results as a participant, zero hours doing homework online, twenty four plus hours of porn (especially back then), five hours online gaming, and at least a couple hours a week chatting on MSN. None of the rest of that crap.

Forth...ded? Except replace 'porn' with...

*cough*

Never mind...

For me it's:

Maybe 5 hours of anime
20 minutes of other videos
30 minutes of TV Tropes
15-20 minutes of other research
30-60 minutes of games
1 hour+ of forums
0 hours of homework
30 minutes of music

Do that many people really spend their internet time on the crap they listed?

Also is that kid in the picture male or female? ...I really can't tell...

...Only 30 minutes of TVTropes?
It deserves more.
Not that I visit anymore ever since I got over my addiction.
EDIT: Also it's a girl. You can tell by the shorts: No guy could wear shorts like that. Also the legs.
...Or else he's a crossdresser.

EDIT2:

orannis62:

Tenmar:

smallharmlesskitten:
I don't think porn is a waste of time

Wasn't the internet created for porn?

"If all the porn was taken off the internet, there's be one site left, and it'd be called 'bring back the porn.com'"-Dr. Cox.

Scrubs is so quotable.

wordsmith:

Flap Jack452:

smallharmlesskitten:
I don't think porn is a waste of time

seconded

Motion Carried.

No way do I spend 31 hours online. Well, I suppose if you take off the time spent gaming online, and then the "half-online-browsing-forums" you bring the total down to about 35-40.

And Avida, you're absolutly right. No-one spends that long doing homework.

I think it's time for an Escapist experiment. We all fill in a diary of time spent online, doing what etc. and report back at the end of the week. It'd be interesting to see how "teenagers" differs from "gamers"

Now that is a good idea, you should do that.

I'd say 40 -_-

1000 of our scummiest and most self-centered teens were chosen for this illustrious survey I'm sure... hardly an accurate depiction... unless the youth just behind me has completely gone mad, though that's easy to believe. What British teen spends time on dating sites? They're already at it like moronic little rabbits... spreading their worthless genes all ovver tge place, though the family planning statistic is therefore much more believable.

[so much... text]

MaxTheReaper:

...Only 30 minutes of TVTropes?
It deserves more.
Not that I visit anymore ever since I got over my addiction.
EDIT: Also it's a girl. You can tell by the shorts: No guy could wear shorts like that. Also the legs.
...Or else he's a crossdresser.

You're right. It's more like +60 minutes once I get on a roll...

Damn my thirst for useless knowledge...

Oh and I thought it was a dude because of the face...

honestly i can believe it. i'm at university now, and between going out, and lectures+work, i spend most of my spare time connected to the Internet, either though XBL, MSN, or using the internet directly

SecretTacoNinja:
[so much... text]

MaxTheReaper:

...Only 30 minutes of TVTropes?
It deserves more.
Not that I visit anymore ever since I got over my addiction.
EDIT: Also it's a girl. You can tell by the shorts: No guy could wear shorts like that. Also the legs.
...Or else he's a crossdresser.

You're right. It's more like +60 minutes once I get on a roll...

Damn my thirst for useless knowledge...

Oh and I thought it was a dude because of the face...

Actually it's really useful if you want to be a writer or just really obnoxious at the movies.
"[Trope name!]"
"SHUT UP WE HEARD YOU ALREADY"
"*silent, unloved sobs*"

Flap Jack452:

smallharmlesskitten:
I don't think porn is a waste of time

seconded

thirded...who doesn't like porn??

Chapper:
# Three hours, ten minutes doing homework

That much?? I call shenanigans!

Seriously though, I really hope British dudes don't spend that much time checking out cosmetics and pregnancy stuff.

its per week

if you don't like porn, you're too straight-edge for your own good.

also, what is TVTropes?

DarthHK:

Flap Jack452:

smallharmlesskitten:
I don't think porn is a waste of time

seconded

Agreed. Scientists are getting dumber than ever.

im not sure how far this has gotten so far but I agree

MSORPG pl4y3r:

wordsmith:

Flap Jack452:

smallharmlesskitten:
I don't think porn is a waste of time

seconded

Motion Carried.

No way do I spend 31 hours online. Well, I suppose if you take off the time spent gaming online, and then the "half-online-browsing-forums" you bring the total down to about 35-40.

And Avida, you're absolutly right. No-one spends that long doing homework.

I think it's time for an Escapist experiment. We all fill in a diary of time spent online, doing what etc. and report back at the end of the week. It'd be interesting to see how "teenagers" differs from "gamers"

Now that is a good idea, you should do that.

Right, I've posted the thread, it's now up to you lot to contribute

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.88036#1338360

MaxTheReaper:

SecretTacoNinja:
[so much... text]

MaxTheReaper:

...Only 30 minutes of TVTropes?
It deserves more.
Not that I visit anymore ever since I got over my addiction.
EDIT: Also it's a girl. You can tell by the shorts: No guy could wear shorts like that. Also the legs.
...Or else he's a crossdresser.

You're right. It's more like +60 minutes once I get on a roll...

Damn my thirst for useless knowledge...

Oh and I thought it was a dude because of the face...

Actually it's really useful if you want to be a writer or just really obnoxious at the movies.
"[Trope name!]"
"SHUT UP WE HEARD YOU ALREADY"
"*silent, unloved sobs*"

Or if you want to be a dick and ruin Animes and such for your friends. :P

At the moment it feels like I spend 31 hours a day on the pc...

All whilst listening to the Ricky Gervais Podcasts, all the Bill Hicks shows and stranger still the radio shows of Sherlock Holmes and the Shadow.

SecretTacoNinja:

MaxTheReaper:

SecretTacoNinja:
[so much... text]

MaxTheReaper:

...Only 30 minutes of TVTropes?
It deserves more.
Not that I visit anymore ever since I got over my addiction.
EDIT: Also it's a girl. You can tell by the shorts: No guy could wear shorts like that. Also the legs.
...Or else he's a crossdresser.

You're right. It's more like +60 minutes once I get on a roll...

Damn my thirst for useless knowledge...

Oh and I thought it was a dude because of the face...

Actually it's really useful if you want to be a writer or just really obnoxious at the movies.
"[Trope name!]"
"SHUT UP WE HEARD YOU ALREADY"
"*silent, unloved sobs*"

Or if you want to be a dick and ruin Animes and such for your friends. :P

TVTropes ruined my ability to turn my brain off during awful movies.
I am so sad. :[ I even enjoyed Eragon! It was like pretty colours and such.
But now I identify tropes as I see them and I can't stop. It's a good way to ruin a lot of things.

That kinda stuff that teens apparently do is more female oriented, I mean cmon pregnancy, cosmetics surgery, diet. Yeah I'm telling you guys I definetly look up this oh so important stuff

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