The average Internet user is now spending 13 hours online per week. And chances are 50/50 they bought something online this past week, too.
The average time spent online increased from 7
hours in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002, to between 8 and 9 hours in 2003,
2004, 2005 and 2006. In 2007, it jumped to 11 hours. Last
year (in October after the financial crisis broke and before the
presidential election) Internet users were online for 14 hours a week,
double the tally from earlier years. These and other findings come from a recent Harris Poll.