Online users spend 57% of their time on communication, 43% on browsing

Stanford Institute for the Quantitative Study of Society found 57% of Internet use is devoted to communications (e-mail, instant messaging and chat rooms) and 43% for other activities (Web browsing, shopping and game playing). 8.7% of the Internet time is spent playing online games. 75% of the population in the United States now has access to the Internet either at home or work. As far as online communication, most of the time (37.6%) is spent on colleagues and clients, 30.4% is spent on friends, 16.3% is spent on communicating with the family members, 4.7% in online communities, and 10.9% of the time is spent communicating with others.