Mexicans spend more than 8 hours a day connected to the internet

According to the Mexican Internet Association, Mexicans spend eight hours with 20 minutes a day, connected to the network and 67 percent of Internet users perceive that they are connected 24 hours a day.

The 15th Study on the Habits of Internet Users in Mexico reveals the profile of Mexican Internet users as well as their online consumption trends. Image: Flickr
The 15th Study on the Habits of Internet Users in Mexico reveals the profile of Mexican Internet users as well as their online consumption trends. Image: Flickr

On May 17 is commemorated on Internet Day or, the World Day of the Information Society in order to bring this means of communication to all people.

Coinciding with this event, the Mexican Internet Association published on May 13, the 15th Study on the Habits of Internet Users in Mexico 2019, which reveals the consumption practices of Mexicans in the network.

According to the published data, for this year, the number of Mexicans who are connected to the Internet amounted to 82.7 million. When considering that the population of Mexico is more than 120 million inhabitants -according to Inegi figures- this number represents that more than half of the population is connected.

Millennials, young people between 25 and 34 years of age, are the population that is most connected to the Internet with 22 percent. Followed by young people from 18 to 24 years old with 18 percentage points.

Smartphones are the most visited medium on the web, with 92 percent. The laptops and fixed, follow him in a second and third place.

According to the data of the 15th Study on the Habits of Internet Users in Mexico 2019, the main barrier to Internet access is the speed of navigation. However, Mexicans have been surfing the web for seven years.

Currently, Internet users surf the net on average eight hours with 20 minutes a day. Compared to last year's figures, the time increased by eight minutes.

For the most part, Mexicans use the internet for leisure and communication activities, such as browsing social networks, sending and receiving messages, location, and maps, and searching for information.

Finally, users spend 31 percent of their time on social networks, with Facebook being the main one, followed by WhatsApp and YouTube.

By Mexicanist

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