An average Malaysian spends 141 days a year browsing the internet — data

KUALA LUMPUR (January 28): The average Malaysian spends nine hours and 18 minutes a day browsing the internet, which equates to 141 days a year.

Malaysians also spend three hours and one minute a day on social media, which equates to 46 days a year.

Publishing the results of a new interactive calculator, web application service provider Sortlist said that globally, the average person spends around 52,925 minutes scrolling through social media every year, or 36 ​​days, 18 hours and five minutes.

Malaysia ranked sixth among the top 10 countries in the world that spend the most time on their screens.

Sports games are the most time-consuming apps, as the average user spends about 23 minutes on these apps, followed by casual games (21 minutes).

Meanwhile, looking at specific apps, YouTube is the one people spent the most time on (11 days and 14 hours), compared to TikTok in fifth place (six days and 16 hours).

Sortlist co-founder and CMO Nicolas Finet said that over the past 18 months or so, people have been spending more time behind a screen than ever before.

“Following the [Covid-19] pandemic, many people have been forced to work from home, spend a lot of time on Zoom calls and use their free time to scroll through social media and use the range of apps at our disposal, but all this time spent online can accumulate.

“Without even knowing it, we spend a lot of time behind a screen and for this reason we wanted to create the calculator to allow users to fully understand the extent of our digital lives and where the majority of our time is spent and how it compares to countries around the world,” he said of the idea behind the new interactive calculator.

The top 10 countries in the world that spend the most time on their screens:

Rank

Country

Population using the Internet

Time spent using the Internet per day

Time spent on the Internet per year

Total time spent on social media per day

Total time spent on social media per year

1

Philippines

67.0%

10:56

166 days

04:15

65 days

2

Brazil

75.0%

10:08

154 days

03:42

56 days

3

Colombia

68.0%

10:07

154 days

03:45

57 days

4

South Africa

64.0%

10:06

154 days

03:32

54 days

5

Argentina

80.0%

09:39

147 days

03:22

51 days

6

Malaysia

40.0%

09:17

141 days

03:01

46 days

seven

Mexico

71.0%

09:01

137 days

03:27

52 days

8

Indonesia

73.7%

08:52

135 days

03:14

49 days

9

Thailand

69.5%

08:44

133 days

02:48

43 days

ten

Taiwan

90.0%

08:08

124 days

01:56

29 days

Source: sorting list

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