What Have You Given Up to Go Online?

[qi:gigaom_icon_social_networking] The Federal Communications Commission’s workshops related to the National Broadband plan are a hotbed of data if one bothers to download the presentations various people and companies are making in them. One that caught my eye, from Verizon (s vz) for today’s workshop, showed how much time Americans spend online. That amount has risen dramatically, but other activities listed haven’t decreased in the same proportion that our online time has increased. My guess is that we’re stealing most of our Internet time, not from TV watching or even from newspaper reading, but from family occasions, such as breakfast. Or maybe from sleeping, as we stay up late checking out tweets. Or perhaps phone time — instead of calling, we just visit friends’ blogs and personal pages. Where does your Internet time come from?

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