This timeline shows that the development of new technologies and modifications of older media technologies in recent years have led to the creation of digital devices that have played an increasingly important role in our daily lives and, in particular, in shaping our time use. The statistics below are taken from a Mashable site ( mashable.com/2014/03/05/american-digital -media-hours/ ), but the table is my construction. Time the average person spends daily:
05:02 Television 00:32 Time Shifted TV 02:46 Radio 00:12 Game Console 01:07 Smartphone 00:09 DVD/Blu Ray 01:01 Internet on PC 00:02 Multimedia Device
The average person in the United States, as the statistics above indicate, watches more than five hours of television, listens to the radio for more than two hours, and spends around an hour with cell phones every day. Other countries may show similar statistics on media usage. It is also estimated that the average American spends eight hours a day looking at screens of one kind or another, such as computer monitors, mobile phone screens, tablet screens, television screens, and film screens.