There are 168 hours in a week. Every week. A Mexican week is the same as a Chinese week. A New York City week is just as short as a Ho Chi Minh City week. A Detroit week is just as long as a Bisbee week.
If you sleep 8 hours a night, that’s 56 hours. Add a 40 hour work week, and you have 96 hours claimed before you get a crack at it. Another 10 hours for commuting back and forth to work, running errands, buying groceries. That gives you 62 hours up to your own discretion.
In 62 hours, it’s easy to give 6 to the internet. In 2014, the average person in the UK spent 38.9 hours per month on the internet. The average Canadian spent 41.3 hours per month. The average American spent 43 hours per month.
That’s an extra fucking workweek squeezed in every month. That’s the average. I’m done my fair share of 12-hour stints online, and I never got paid for it. I definitely didn’t get overtime pay.
To extrapolate a little further, if we round to 40 hours a month, that’s 480 hours of internet use per year. And unless you jump on the NoSurf train, choo choo, that’s 4800 hours of staring at a glowing rectangle per decade. If you’re online from age 14 to 35, and you’re just like every other average motherfucker, that’s 10,000 hours of your life you gave away willy-nilly. Did you plan on giving that up? Did you plan on sacrificing your youth and vitality and passion to Alphabet Inc?
How much time did Hulk Hogan spend on the internet every month? Oh wait, you couldn’t even Ask Jeeves a question when Hogan was in his prime! Coincidence? I think not.
Choo choo, baby. The NoSurf Train is coming. Fuck your drywall prison, and fuck your glowing screens. Time for a shawarma!
Source for hours/month is from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority : https://cira.ca/factbook/2014/the-canadian-internet.html