How Much Time the World Spends Looking at Screens, Visualized

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Ever wondered how much time the average person spends looking at their TV, computer, phone or laptop? Well, this chart shows exactly that, broken down by country.

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Produced by Mary Meeker for her annual presentation on internet trends, the chart reveals some interesting insights. Clearly Indonesia and the Philippines are glued to their screens, but it's the breakdown where it get interesting. Look at the disparity in TV viewing between the U.S. and Vietnam, say, despite their similar totals; or the lack of tablet time in South Korea. (But then, maybe that's because Samsung tablet suck.) And Italy and France barely spend any time at a screen—but then, maybe that's what happens if you ban email after 6pm. [KPCB via Quartz]

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No wonder people are so god dammed dumb. They "know" all the buzz and noise of the world, which amounts to nothing at all. Smell the roses and awaken.