Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Brits Prefer Web to a Cuppa

It would appear dear readers that fooling around on the internet has outpaced breaking for a cuppa as a favourite workday pastime.

A new study quoted this afternoon on Classic FM radio found that British workers spend 54 minutes of their workday trawling the web, compared with 17 minutes spent making tea.

The big question, of course, is how many of those 54 minutes is spent on travel-related sites?

I emailed Classic FM in an attempt to find the source of the study, but alas I could not post my question unless I requested a song.

In order to do so, I had to complete an online form and then I had to think of a song I wanted to hear [I chose Vivaldi's Four Seasons, in case anyone's interested].

I then got a bit distracted by the current playlist and all of the other goodies on the Classic FM site.

Suffice it to say that, having spent a total of 21 minutes and 42 seconds logging on to the site, filling out the form, requesting a song, looking at other odd tidbits and writing this blog, I have every reason to believe the survey is correct.

Excuse me now while I go make myself a pot of Earl Grey.

Tricia Holly Davis, chief writer, Travolution


Adam said...

Surely you have to factor in the time spent drinking the tea to get a true picture here?

And how about time spent drinking tea while surfing the web?

Anonymous said...

I'd prefer to be surfing, but you can't beat a perfect cuppa Yorkshire Tea! ;)