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Europeans Spend Millions of Hours on Facebook

April 11, 2013

Britons spend an estimated 62 million hours each day on Facebook and Twitter, according to a survey.

The poll suggests 34 million hours are spent on Facebook each day, with a further 28 million hours on Twitter. And 30% of the UK's 33 million Facebook users are on the network for at least an hour a day, with 13% spending at least two hours on Facebook each day. Of the UK's 26 million Twitter users, 31% spend more than an hour a day on the network.

The results are based on a survey of 1500 adults carried out by OnePoll for online bank, first direct. Rebecca Dye, social media manager at First Direct, said: "The survey shows just how central Facebook and Twitter are to people's lives, often at the expense of other communications."

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