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Wired Workers Log More Online Time

Users who access the Web from work spent 35 percent more time online than home users during the month of February, according to Internet traffic analyst Media Metrix.

In a recent report, the firm found office users logged an average of 417.4 minutes a month compared to 310.3 minutes per month from home. In addition, Internet users at work went online an average of three out of five days a week versus two out of seven days at home.

Work users also accessed 69 percent more content in February compared to the same period in 1998. Office users viewed 40 percent more content than home users in February.

The findings show that the most popular content accessed on the Internet is news, information and entertainment, with an average of 96.7 minutes per month and 83.1 average daily unique pages/visitors per month. In descending order, other popular access categories are search engines, marketing and corporate, adult content and shopping. In contrast, at home users may feel freer to view pornography online; it follows the news category, placing second as the most accessed content.

Media Metrix also reported that sites with the greatest number of users logging on from the workplace are:

For more information, the see the latest in the series of the "History of the Internet" reports.