How Many Days a Year Do We Spend Surfing the Web?

The answer may surprise you!

February 1, 2019

© Lesia Sementsova |

We live in a World where we can get what we want almost instantly thanks to technology. Want to watch that new movie that just came out? You can stream it right now! Want to listen to the new song everyone is talking about? You can stream or download it in less than a minute! 

And if you want to know something, anything really you can find the answers on the internet. Feeling sick and not sure what it could be? There are a bunch of websites that will allow you to self-diagnose yourself. But with all of this information at our fingertips, we are spending a lot of time with our faces in our devices and not living life. 

How much time do you think you spend surfing the internet per week? If you're a manager, you may be surprised by the findings of a new study about employees and how much time they spend randomly browsing websites while on the clock. 

According to the research conducted by Spiceworks, the average person spends 4 hours per week surfing the web when they are supposed to be working. If you do the math that is 208 hours per year. If we assume your workday is 8 hours that works out to be 26 days per year! 

I can tell you right now that I spend a lot more time than 4 hours per week surfing random websites while at work. But it's part of my job. How do you think I find all of the topics I write these blogs about on a daily basis? I need to get my inspiration from somewhere and it's usually a random website. 

Most companies are on to its employee's web surfing tendencies and have blocked out content like porn, dating sites, social media, and online retailers. Eek! Can you imagine working in a place like that? Thank God the web is wide open for my browsing pleasure at work.