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Off-the-charts numbers about info-overload

A new report documents the astonishing information overload we’re experiencing from the web, Twitter, Google, and other sources.

The “How Much Information?” report about American consumers, from UC San Diego, indicates that Americans are consuming more information than ever. One surprising finding? Computer games represent the largest source of information, likely because of their interactive nature and complex graphics.

We’ve got a list of interesting figures from the full report.

  • 1.3 trillion hours
    The total number of hours of information consumption by Americans.
  • 12 hours per day
    The amount of time the average consumer is spending on information consumption, from the web to video games to TV.
  • 100,500
    The number of words consumed by the average person in an average day. Wow!


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