Globe and mail: Heavy Internet users fall down on social, household tasks
“Canadians who spend more than an hour a day on the Internet devote less time to socializing with their spouses and children and less time doing household chores, according to a study released by Statistics Canada on Wednesday”
Surprise! You didn’t really think that if a person spends time online, that means it takes away from time doing other things (like cleaning?)!?
It’s true, I’d much rather spend an hour or two online than 20 minutes cleaning. I hate cleaning. It was a life skill my parents were never able to teach me (not that they’re any good at cleaning either – in fact they both have despicable households). I’m not too bad though (I did just host 6 guests in my tiny apartment for a weekend, and they didn’t seem too disappointed that I’m not a clean-freak).
I guess I’m just lucky I have no spouse or kids to worry about not spending enough time with!
Oh and this quote is good too: “People who surf the Web reported having less stress than those who did not, and they also tend to read more books.”
Stress? What’s that? (okay, yes I’m kidding, this year has been more stressful for me than any other…Yes even worse than my MLIS, though there’s no reason for it)