How much time on computer

@Sherry12 (2475)
United States
August 14, 2008 5:35am CST
How much time do you spend on the computer during a typical day? And, how much time is too much? I'm usually on the computer about 8 hours, though it isn't just sitting at the computer. I get up and do laundry and clean the house. I never thought much about it until yesterday when I realized how fast the summer has gone. I wonder if I'm on to much, or if others are on this much. Let me know your thoughts on this, please.
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@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
14 Aug 08
laptop computer - photo of laptop computer
Hi, I'm on the computer 95% of the time I am awake. Granted, just like you, I do sometimes leave my chair to do laundry, load the dishwasher, cook dinner, get something to eat or drink (I do eat at the computer though lol) let my dogs in and out, usual stuff. I'm disabled and don't work outside the home so the computer is my main resource to make money online so I'm online quite a bit. [i]Happy MyLotting, Char[/i]
• Bangladesh
15 Aug 08
I stay before computer about five or six hours a day. I usually surf the internet. This is one of the most improtant job to do in the day.
@twallace (2675)
• United States
15 Aug 08
I know that I spend at least 5-8 hours a day off and on. Then there are days that I'm not on at all then. Then there are times when I don't even think that I'm on more that 2-3 hours. It depends on how I feel at the time when I sit down in the chair. Like I said it depends on how I feel most of the time.
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• India
14 Aug 08
Last year I top in the class and my brother gifted me a new computer.I usually spend 8 to 10hr on computer it other way to say I got addit from it. The max time I spend on my lot.Even I forget to take lunch.
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• China
14 Aug 08
hey friend..!! generally i sit 4 hours on computer..!! and comp[uter is a great time pass ..!! but its necessary that u have internet otherwise it is bored..!! accroding to me there is not like too much time.!! keep lotting..!!
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• Canada
14 Aug 08
i spend a far bit of time on the computer. i do my crafts with the computer, i check email. i talk to people on messenger. messenger is handy to keep in touch with my dad with him being so far away, its much cheaper than calling long distance on the phone, but most of my time on the computer is after supper time. by then i'm done everything i need to do for the day and its my time to try and wind down before doing to bed.
• China
16 Aug 08
As a networm,I enjoy surfing the Internet everytime as possible as I can.Sometimes,my wife worries about my healthy about it,but if I don't be on line,I will feel being lack of many things.So I have never regret doing it!
• United States
26 Aug 08
I am on the computer about 8 hours also on a typical day, but on vacation, almost 24/7! so i think about 8-24 hours is waaaaaaaaay to much (10-24)
@clickicy (571)
• Indonesia
19 Aug 08
I spend about 8 hour a day in front of computer, 7 hour at work and 1 hour at home (after my wife and my daughter sleep). I think I use it too much... I was using it 12 hours a day during my college.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
19 Aug 08
I always here in the computer most of the time except if we go out of town.I spend about 9 hours in a day but with that lenght of time i rest for awhile and then back to computer surfing again.
• United States
18 Aug 08
I am on the computer way to much. I am on when i wake up to when i go to bed. I do do other things then be on the computer though. But in the end when im not doing anything i am defiantly always on the computer.
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
17 Aug 08
I do spend a good time on the computer daily much of the time in office and some time at home too. At home it is mainly for earning online and at office it is purely business. The total time i think should be around 8 hours for me too but if i am tired i would cut down the time i spend at home on the computer.
• Malaysia
17 Aug 08
I spend at least 8 hours in front of the computer at work, and another 4 to 6 hours at home. So that means I spend 12 to 14 hours a day, sitting in front of the computer, either working or surfing the internet or posting in my blogs. Even on Sunday, I'll spend at least 6 hours on my PC. To me, 8 hours is just normal. But I know it wouldn't do our back any good to sit for too long while using the PC. Sometimes I have backache. My neck feels tense. Ironically, I still likes to spend time on my PC. I guess I'm addicted to it. If there's a rehabilitation centre for computer users, I bet we're all in!
@rohit_95 (19)
17 Aug 08
around 3 to 4 hours
@cjmobxnc (137)
• United States
15 Aug 08
A lot of how much time I spend on the computer depends on if I am working or not, and how much I have to do around the house. When I am working, I maybe spend an hour on the computer before work, just checking e-mail and answering anything that is an absolute necessity. (Kind of hard to function on anything at 4:30am). I may get on some more after I get home from work, before I start doing stuff around the house. When I don't have to work, I tend to spend more time online, but not all at one shot.
@mlh8087 (370)
• United States
15 Aug 08
I don't think there is a set time amount considered too much time on the computer. I spend a lot of time on the computer doing surveys, downloading music, e-mails etc. I think it becomes too much time when the computer has taken completely over your life. I mean when it gets detrimental to your health and the health of your relationships. I thought I read somewhere that someone sat at the computer so long that it killed them. Something about blood circulation. I think that would be considered too much time at the computer.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
15 Aug 08
Who's going to tell on you are there computer police around? It seems to me if you get your jobs done and you are enjoying yourself what you do with your time is up to you so enjoy. Me I'm still trying to find a way to make money at it.
@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
15 Aug 08
Oh, I can easily spend about 6 hrs. on the computer a day. Sometimes I don't get my chores done for that day..lol. The time goes by so fast, that you don't even realize how long you've been on the computer. I do get up to stretch my legs or like you, I may go do a load of laundry or something. Yes, this summer has gone fast, pretty soon it will be Christmas, and I'll probably still be sitting in front of the computer..haha. I don't guess theres anything wrong with it, as long as you get your stuff done, and nobody's getting neglected...lol. Have a good day
@gemini_rose (16257)
15 Aug 08
I am on the computer for about 6 - 8 hours a day. It depends on how much housework I have to do in a morning and when I get it done. I think that if our weather had been better, and we had a really nice summer then I would not be spending this much time on here, but our summer has been non existent! I do not think that I spend too much time on the computer though!
@johnkhoo (30)
• Malaysia
15 Aug 08
I normally spend around 5 hours per day. If i am not working and nothing else to do on that day, then i spend more than 10 hours a day. This is because i like surfing and socialize in the internet communities. Partly because i have my own website that needs to update the latest posts and responses to comments, and also driving traffics to my website. Of course, we have to take care of our eyes. It is not good facing the computer screen for long hours. It is best to leave your computer for every half an hour of facing it.
15 Aug 08
I'd say about 8-10 hours a day when I am working, but then I watch movies on the PC and don't watch television. So my times include the average persons TV and computer time. When not working I'd say I am on the computer 6 hours a day and I am trying to cut it down to four hours. Wish me luck!
@Amigo523 (121)
• India
15 Aug 08
I feel we have moved ahead now ...sitting infront of your system for 8 hrs makes me feel that we are missing alot in our life..apart from stress and strain we get, we all miss out the natural beauty . we miss out to catch up our friends ,yet we do have in touch with them ..but we dont seen them or meet them personally... I have reduced spending my time with my pc..More time to meet people personally