"British web users are spending 65% more time online than three years ago, according to research of net habits.
The average surfer spends 22 hours and 15 minutes on the net each month, according to the UK Online Measurement company (UKOM).
The lion's share of that time is spent on social networks or blogs, which accounts for nearly a quarter of users' time online.
Online news has also seen strong growth with 2.8% of online time spent browsing such sites compared to just 1.5% three years ago.
People spend more time on news sites than they do on adult content, the survey shows.
TIME SPENT ONLINE
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Social networks/blogs – 22.7%
E-mail – 7.2%
Games – 6.9%
Instant Messaging – 4.9%
Classified/Auctions – 4.7%
Portals – 4%
Search – 4%
Software info/products – 3.4%
News – 2.8%
Adult – 2.7%