In March 2005 users spent 37.4% of their time on news sites, 17.8% on shopping, 40.3% on communication

MediaPost quotes Online Publishers Association survey conducted by Nielsen//NetRatings in regards to the sites that Web users spend their time on. In March 2005, Web users spent 17.8% of their online time at shopping sites, almost equal to March 2004 share of 17.6%. They spent 37.4% of the time on news or entertainment Web sites, up from 35.6% in March 2004. Search engines accounted for 4.5%, up from 3.5% in March 2004. Communication represented 40.3% of Web time, down from 43.4% in March 2004.