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34GB of Content Consumed Daily by Americans

December 9, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends

34GB of Content Consumed Daily by Americans

Recent research conducted at the University of California at San Diego has enjoyed the attention of the internet attention gods. According to the university’s report, your average American consumes 34GB of content and a hundred-thousand words a day.

Wondering how your sucky “broadband” connection is able to pull that much information into your computer within the average 11.8 hours of daily consumption? The study went beyond the internet, covering other major channels such as TV, radio, SMS, video games, etc.
Seriously though, if Americans are exposed to so much content on a daily basis, then is it reasonable to assume that a …read more

Study: The US Likes to Surf at Night

September 14, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Lifestyle, Trends

Study: The US Likes to Surf at Night

According to Arbor Networks, an internet security firm based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, internet traffic in the US peaks around 11PM eastern time. Or for those who live on the west coast, 8PM. Arbor looked at weekdays during last July, gathering traffic data from internet service providers that account for half of internet activity in the US.
What does this mean exactly? Either most Americans like to surf more at home, like to download more away from the office, or leisurely activities simply require more bandwidth. Think about it: how large are office documents compared to say, movies and music?
Speaking of media, …read more

Top US Broadband Speeds Revealed

August 26, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Lifestyle, Services

Top US Broadband Speeds Revealed

The US of A isn’t anywhere near the top ten countries by average download and upload speeds. Top honors belong to South Korea (20.88 Mbps download speed) and… Lithuania?! (8.83 Mbps) But America enjoys a pretty decent average download speed of 5.1 Mbps, with the proud state of Delaware at the top of the curve at 9.9 Mbps.
Ultimately however, such performance is piss poor, especially when you consider that the US average has increased only by 1.6 Mbps since May 2007. A practical no-show for a country responsible for many of the innovations that characterize how we use the Internet …read more

Study Finds Average US Gamers Fat, Depressed, and 35

August 19, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Gaming

Study Finds Average US Gamers Fat, Depressed, and 35

Pull the average guy out of the collective American gaming community and you’ll probably have a fat 35-year-old who’s also feeling the blues. At least, that’s what the academic mash-up of the CDC, Emory University, and Andrews University asserts as a “hypothesis.”
t’s easy to believe something, especially when the results of a scientific study confirm common sense. Consider:

Gamers can afford top-of-the-line equipment = job = “young professional”
Gamers spend the whole day in front of the computer/console = lack of physical activity
Gamers would rather spend hours finishing that irritatingly difficuly boss, than go out = lack of social interaction

Yes sirree, that’s …read more


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