Canadians Spend Most Time Online

Ryan Whitwam

The average Canadian spends more time online than a user from any other country, according to a new report from comScore. The data indicates that, on average, a Canadian spends more than 2,500 minutes online a month. We'll save you the trip to the Google calculator; that's nearly 42 hours. Israel was the runner up with only 2,300 minutes per month.

These numbers are buoyed by the fact that a huge proportion of Canadians are online. Internet penetration in Canada is 68%. By contrast, it is only 59% in the US. Add to that the fact that Canadians watch more YouTube videos per capita than the rest of the world, and the stereotypes begin to melt away.

Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have also proved very popular up north. These services were adopted early and continue to be used by a disproportionate number of Canadians. Our friends to the north are also more active on Wikipedia than their population would lead one to believe, making over 200,000 edits per month. It's clear; Canada loves the Internet. Time to catch up everyone.

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