UK web surfing increases 65% since 2007

People in the UK now spend 65 per cent more time surfing the web than what they used to spend in 2007, a research by UK Online Measurement firm (UKOM) claims.

According to the research, the average web user in the UK spends 22 hours and 15 minutes online per month, and nearly 23 per cent of this time is spent on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter as compared with less than 9 per cent three years ago.

Time being spent on e-mails now accounts for 0.7 per cent more than in 2007. However, instant messaging appeal has slipped from 14 per cent share of the time spent on web to mere 5 per cent.

The use of e-mail jumped from 6.5 per cent in 2007 to settle at 7.2 per cent in 2010.

As per the UKOM, 884 million hours were spent online in April 2010 as compared with 536 million hours in 2007.