The average wired adult will spend 5.3 percent of the rest of his or her life online, according to research firm Cyber Dialogue, based on an extensive survey of Internet users. The study's results showed that the average adult online today will spend a total of 23.5 months of his or her life online. That's 17,500 hours.
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