You are what you eat, watch, read…and surf?

Americans love their media — so much that next year they’ll spend nearly half their lives watching TV, going online, listening to the radio (or music) and reading. That’s what the U.S. Census Bureau is predicting in its “Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2007,” out today….In 2000, Americans each spent an average of 3,333 hours consuming media — and most of that time (1,467 hours) was spent in front of the TV, according to Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a media-oriented money management company that supplied much of the media data used in the report.

Next year, Americans will spend 3,518 hours with their beloved media, including 1,555 in front of the TV, says Veronis Suhler Stevenson. That means the average American will spend roughly 146 days, or five months, consuming media.

Read this article from the USA Today. On topic: Americans increasingly prefer electronic connections from the San Fransisco Chronicle and Study of Americans’ Media Use Finds Web Finally Passing Newspapers from Editor & Publisher

Previously from WNM: News”papers” dying, News online thriving, Can Web 2.0 save newspapers? and Q: Do news items “last longer” on the net or in print? A: The ‘Net…but is that a good thing?

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