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Old 03-13-2015, 03:04 PM
 
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Way too much. Probably at least 7-8 hours a day. The laptop stays on my lap even when I'm watching TV. It's a bad habit.
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:31 PM
 
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Honestly? Work is 97% computer stuff, and I like surfing when I get home. So ... maybe 10 hours a day? I know, it's terrible. I'm working on reducing it.
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Not counting at work, an hour or less on my desktop.

However, I do post from work and read the news when my brain needs a break.

Also, I carry a pocket computer (aka an iPhone) and sometimes will pull it out and use it. Last night I listened to music on it for an hour. Have been known to watch videos on it to occupy myself while waiting. Even been known to watch downloaded movies on it during plane rides.

Does taking a picture or making a phone call with my pocket computer count?

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Old 03-13-2015, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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All posters on City-Data spend some time here. One rough measure of how much time we spend posting on City-Data is the average number of posts per day we have made since joining. That figure can be found for any poster by clicking on "View Public Profile", and then clicking on the "Statistics" tab. A few weeks ago I noted someone (not a regular on the Retirement Forum) who had an average of slightly over 30 posts per day! And that was over a period of some years of membership!

My own count is 5.35 (five years of membership). Mathjak, a Retirement Forum regular, has 10.52. Caladium, despite not having posted anywhere on City-Data in about 10 months, still has an average of 6.30 posts per day. When she was active, she was REALLY active.

Of course some people may read a lot here but post little, which is why I wrote that the posts per day figure is only a rough indication of time spent on City-Data.
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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All posters on City-Data spend some time here. One rough measure of how much time we spend posting on City-Data is the average number of posts per day we have made since joining. That figure can be found for any poster by clicking on "View Public Profile", and then clicking on the "Statistics" tab. A few weeks ago I noted someone (not a regular on the Retirement Forum) who had an average of slightly over 30 posts per day! And that was over a period of some years of membership!

My own count is 5.35 (five years of membership). Mathjak, a Retirement Forum regular, has 10.52. Caladium, despite not having posted anywhere on City-Data in about 10 months, still has an average of 6.30 posts per day. When she was active, she was REALLY active.

Of course some people may read a lot here but post little, which is why I wrote that the posts per day figure is only a rough indication of time spent on City-Data.
That would be me! I do read here a LOT more than I post. My stats say only 2.83 posts per day. Actually I think I post more than that! But then I question a few CD stats. Like my last visit to the forums is always wrong. Right now it says my last visit was 3-10-15 at 8:11 PM. I'm here every day multiple times a day.
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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As much as I love computers, the further I get into retirement, the less time I spend on the PC. I've identified two reasons for this:

1. I've had a smartphone for the last couple of years, and if it's something quick & easy, I use the phone, since I always have it with me.

2. There's too much else going on for me to spend more than a couple of hours on the computer. If I go much more than a couple of hours, chances are I'm working on some digit pictures.

I just checked my stats here on C-D. Since joining in '08, I've averaged fewer than 2 posts a day. That sounds about right.
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Old 03-14-2015, 03:09 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Like Gandalara , I leave the computer on almost all the time, even if I'm out for a couple of hours. I do spend about 2 to 3 early morning hours going through a routine check in of various sites and then do usually sit and eat lunch in front of it.
Then it's a few times a day for emails, etc. and a handy immediate resource for all kinds of things .
Even though it's a laptop and I do have wireless, it stays on the desk so if I don't want to be sitting here inside, it doesn't get used except for a walk-by or lookup and usually shut it down ( or should have) by dinnertime.
Added all together, that can mean 4 or more hours, total.
It's a great aide in procrastination, something I'm somewhat of an expert at.
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Old 03-14-2015, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Scott County, Tennessee/by way of Detroit
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I spend too much too..retiring 6 mos ago and with no real friends yet, I get bored..plus it is pretty rural and our weather has been horrible..we were stuck on this hill for 5 days because of ice..went nowhere..that is all done now and summer around here is much different!!!!So I should be getting my eye sight back!!!
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Old 03-14-2015, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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I'm no longer retired, but I still spend probably 5-6 hours a night on the computer. TV is basically unwatchable any more, so I find this much more enjoyable and stimulating.

Don
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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All posters on City-Data spend some time here. One rough measure of how much time we spend posting on City-Data is the average number of posts per day we have made since joining.
I haven't even checked my own stats, let alone anybody else's. Mine would be meaningless to me, as I go through periods when I post a lot, and when I rarely do. Many days, I don't use the computer at all. I am not on FB or any other social media site. If I had to average my on-line time, I'd say one or two hours daily.

Even that is too much for me. The advertising online is getting crazy. I gave up TV at least a decade ago due partly to the advertising (plus it was boring, as the internet is starting to get, also). I do enjoy being able to order and purchase items online that are not available in my area. Other than that, I check weather and visit C-D. Not much else holds a lot of interest for me.

I didn't retire so that I could spend the day glued to a screen! I'd rather use my own eyes to look at the real world!
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