Canadian Twitter users spend most time online: report

TORONTO – It’s been three long years since Toronto-based fashion blogger Jay Strut has been able to keep himself away from the Internet for more than a day or two — and he doesn’t intend to let that happen again.

The 20-year-old blogger, whose real name is Joshua DeMaria, fully admits he’s completely addicted to being online and for this he blames the social network Twitter, which he first joined a little more than two years ago.

He’s not alone. In fact, a new report suggests it’s Twitter that drives Canada’s biggest Internet users to spend twice as much time online as average web surfers.

Canada’s heaviest Internet users also tend to be younger, live in Toronto or Montreal, have higher incomes or take public transit, suggests the study, prepared by CBC/Radio-Canada and BBM Analytics.

In just about every demographic, Internet use in Canada has grown rapidly over the last few years. The report suggests the average anglophone Internet user was online 17.1 hours a week in the fall of 2010, up from 4.8 hours in 1997. Francophone users were on the Internet for about 12.7 hours a week, up from 4.1 hours in 1997… Read More [via metro]