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2013-11-08 02:34:39 PM
I guess you can potentially put in 25hours on one specific day.
 
2013-11-08 02:38:02 PM
I guess you could theoretically spend 48 hours during a single "day." All you'd have to do is fly west and cross every time zone.
 
2013-11-08 02:50:25 PM
Much of that increase is due to the rise of multitasking

Exactly the words I expected to read in the article, because I am not a complete retard.
 
2013-11-08 03:43:17 PM
Maybe they counted entire video run time for a hit?

So if you played the 24 Hour Nyan cat for 10 minutes, they counted it at 24 hours?
 
2013-11-08 03:43:21 PM
Union members?
 
2013-11-08 03:43:45 PM
Eight days a week.
 
2013-11-08 03:44:21 PM

kronicfeld: Much of that increase is due to the rise of multitasking

Exactly the words I expected to read in the article, because I am not a complete retard.


yeah... 15.5 hours is not as impressive as 5.2 hours on three devices.
 
2013-11-08 03:44:46 PM
Ever since they downloaded the Dr. Who iPhone app.
 
2013-11-08 03:45:03 PM
TL;DR

busy playing Angry Birds
 
2013-11-08 03:45:05 PM
How about during a flight, crossing time zones?
 
2013-11-08 03:45:27 PM
Playing computer while watching TV while texting on a cell phone.

3 hours fit into one hour.

Get nine women pregnant and you'll have that baby in a month, I swear it.
 
2013-11-08 03:45:39 PM
It's because they can operate at 18 times the speed of light.
 
2013-11-08 03:46:39 PM
Huh huh huh.
Log.
 
2013-11-08 03:47:24 PM
they must be talking about my wife's addiction to facebook on her phone
 
2013-11-08 03:48:59 PM

kronicfeld: Much of that increase is due to the rise of multitasking

Exactly the words I expected to read in the article, because I am not a complete retard.


Agreed, but how useful is that information, really?  I'd rather know either of these two things:

1. How much of the average American's time is spent interacting with at least one device?
2. How much of the average American's time is spent interacting with multiple devices at once?
 
2013-11-08 03:49:09 PM
Well, yeah.  If you are downloading/streaming movies while texting, you are technically 'logging time' on both devices.   Depending on how the stats were done, it is easily conceivable that some basement dwellers could log more than 24 hours of 'total device use time' in 24 hours.
 
2013-11-08 03:52:51 PM
So when I'm watching TV while on my laptop and texting on my phone, I'm logging triple-time?
 
2013-11-08 03:53:12 PM
Between two computers and a phone, I log that much time in one shift at work.  And I still have time to read stupid shiat like TFA.
 
2013-11-08 03:54:46 PM
Once again, The Onion proves itself to be nonfiction:

Report: 90% Of Waking Hours Spent Staring At Glowing Rectangles
 
2013-11-08 03:55:19 PM
assets.diylol.com
 
2013-11-08 03:56:13 PM

tricycleracer: So when I'm watching TV while on my laptop and texting on my phone, I'm logging triple-time?


Make it a quadruple by muting the TV and putting on some music.
 
2013-11-08 03:57:34 PM
I often watch a movie or TV show on one computer while reading on the other. It's a carry over from when I used to read a book or magazine while watching TV. If you count downloading, I am using the computer while I sleep, so there may not be a minute of the day when I am not using a device.

If I get at home at 6:00 and watch eight hours of video while doing eight hours of of web surfing, I have logged 16 hours of screen time. Plus another six or seven hours at work brings me up to 22 to 23 hours.

I'm not even a teenager. They would be on the telephone for another ten to fifteen hours.

There's only 36 hours in a teenager's day. It's no wonder they don't find any time to sleep.

You can read a book on your device in the shower by putting the device in a plastic baggie. A mobile phone on the toilet is no problem--half the execs where I work are clicking away at their email in the John. Telephone, music, video, surfing can all be combined continuously. I've seen my nephew use the land line while using his cellphone at the same time, so you can forget about ever getting the telephone with a teenager in the house, even if there are more phones than people.

Lately I have been going to bed really early rather than really late, but that doesn't mean my computers are sleeping. They are busy at work, I hope, downloading updates and running my citizen science screen savers.

Spend all of your free time on Fark.com? Amateurs! You're doing it wrong. You should spend ten hours a day on Fark.com and the other 24 doing some worth while, like working and reading.

Then there's music. You can count the radio, web radio, iTunes and a lot of other stuff that you listen to while you read and telephone and watch videos.

If you were a real web addict you'd have "Yakkety-Sax" playing in the background of all your YouTube viewings just in case.
 
2013-11-08 03:59:07 PM

kronicfeld: Much of that increase is due to the rise of multitasking

Exactly the words I expected to read in the article, because I am not a complete retard.


There is no such thing as multitasking just switching between doing multiple things very very quickly.
 
2013-11-08 04:00:42 PM
And you can't escape in your car, on a bicycle, or on foot. Only a small percentage of people used to read a book on the commuter train, but almost everybody uses a phone or an iPad or something nowadays.

I read while I walk or listen to music and pass innumerable people yapping away on their cellphones. I've seen people driving cars multi-tasking like Homer Simpson in that episode where he fills his car with cooking devices and other tools.
 
2013-11-08 04:00:58 PM
18 times the speed of light.


Hows that journalism degree working out for you?
 
2013-11-08 04:01:53 PM
One thing I like is that if I've already seen a movie on TV before, I'll read about it on Wikipedia or TVtropes or wherever while I'm watching it.
 
2013-11-08 04:06:51 PM

Warlordtrooper: There is no such thing as multitasking just switching between doing multiple things very very quickly.


When I screw subby's mom mom from behind, I always slap her ass, at the same time. I don't stop thrusting just to slap her fat, pasty ass. I perform both tasks at once. VOILÀ! Multi-tasking!
 
2013-11-08 04:06:53 PM
Lawyers and consultants have been doing it since, forever.
 
2013-11-08 04:09:06 PM
Real-world hours or aggregate hours based on total usage of multiple items?
 
2013-11-08 04:09:19 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Warlordtrooper: There is no such thing as multitasking just switching between doing multiple things very very quickly.

When I screw subby's mom mom from behind, I always slap her ass, at the same time. I don't stop thrusting just to slap her fat, pasty ass. I perform both tasks at once. VOILÀ! Multi-tasking!


It would be more appropriate to consider both of those actions part of the same task, rather than as two separate tasks.
 
2013-11-08 04:09:39 PM

ObscureNameHere: Well, yeah.  If you are downloading/streaming movies while texting, you are technically 'logging time' on both devices.   Depending on how the stats were done, it is easily conceivable that some basement dwellers could log more than 24 hours of 'total device use time' in 24 hours.


SHUT UP with your reasonable explanation!
This is Fark.
Your kind are not welcome.
 
2013-11-08 04:11:00 PM
Does taking a shiat and reading Twitter count as multi-tasking?
 
2013-11-08 04:11:06 PM

Warlordtrooper: kronicfeld: Much of that increase is due to the rise of multitasking

Exactly the words I expected to read in the article, because I am not a complete retard.

There is no such thing as multitasking just switching between doing multiple things very very quickly.


Yeah, this. I reject the premise of the article.
 
2013-11-08 04:12:24 PM
I spend about 3 hours per day walking my dog. 5 miles in the morning, 5 miles in the afternoon. I actually enjoy leaving my electronic devices at home. It's kind of nice to unplug, and just enjoy a peaceful walk without phone calls and text messages, and the internet. I don't even listen to a music player.
 
2013-11-08 04:17:29 PM
www.evereffect.com
 
2013-11-08 04:18:16 PM

Biological Ali: Sin_City_Superhero: Warlordtrooper: There is no such thing as multitasking just switching between doing multiple things very very quickly.

When I screw subby's mom mom from behind, I always slap her ass, at the same time. I don't stop thrusting just to slap her fat, pasty ass. I perform both tasks at once. VOILÀ! Multi-tasking!

It would be more appropriate to consider both of those actions part of the same task, rather than as two separate tasks.


Nope. It counts. Study it out....I can slip my engorged penis into subby's mom and slam away, without ever slapping her hairy, pimply cheeks. I can also put the smack down on that fat, smelly ass, without ever inserting my engorged penis into her. I maintain that doing both at once is multi-tasking.
 
2013-11-08 04:25:05 PM

algrant33: Playing computer while watching TV while texting on a cell phone.

3 hours fit into one hour.

Get nine women pregnant and you'll have that baby in a month, I swear it.


And place those women on jets perpetually flying across time zones and you'll have that kid yesterday. Or never. Depends on the direction you're going.

/I did it right.
 
2013-11-08 04:32:15 PM
How much of this is from 'digital hoarders' who torrent a weeks worth of video every day just because they have 20 terabytes of disk space to fill?
 
2013-11-08 04:33:04 PM
We're open 24 hours!

In a row!
 
2013-11-08 04:42:17 PM
But at work I give 110% effort!
 
2013-11-08 04:42:39 PM
FOURTH YORKSHIREMAN:
Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of sulfuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us and dance about on our graves singing Hallelujah.

/Only 24 hours in a day?  Slackers!
 
2013-11-08 04:49:38 PM
I have the Timecube app on my Nexus, Droid, and desktop, so I am unsure how to count this.
 
2013-11-08 04:53:13 PM

Warlordtrooper: kronicfeld: Much of that increase is due to the rise of multitasking

Exactly the words I expected to read in the article, because I am not a complete retard.

There is no such thing as multitasking just switching between doing multiple things very very quickly.


What about patting your head while rubbing your belly?

/check
//and mate
///I'm soooo bored
 
2013-11-08 04:53:45 PM

blatz514: Does taking a shiat and reading Twitter count as multi-tasking?


Considering the you output the same thing either way, I don't think so.
 
2013-11-08 04:53:45 PM
Obligatory

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-08 04:53:49 PM
I guess something's wrong with my Android because I can't seem to get that many hours logged on this device.
 
2013-11-08 05:01:28 PM

Warlordtrooper: kronicfeld: Much of that increase is due to the rise of multitasking

Exactly the words I expected to read in the article, because I am not a complete retard.

There is no such thing as multitasking just switching between doing multiple things very very quickly.


What do you call overlapping of loading and downloading times, autoplay options in games, etc?
 
2013-11-08 05:03:26 PM

Petit_Merdeux: We're open 24 hours!

In a row!


I'm not sure why, but your post made me think of this:

www.homewetbar.com
 
2013-11-08 05:04:35 PM

skinink: But at work I give 110% effort!


i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-11-08 05:08:59 PM
Progress.
 
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