when you’re immersed in Media (TV, Video Games, Web Browsing) for seven and a half hours a day? Following up yet another link on Slashdot, I ended up at an article at International Business Times (Youth plugged in nearly most of the day) that was one a new study by the Program For The Study of Media and Health, Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds that states that youth (ages 8-18) are spending more time utilizing media (from 8 hours and 36 minutes per day for white, to 13 hours a day for black and hispanic). The report is pretty interesting because the results are split up in all sorts of ways (by type of media, by age, by ethnicity, by parents education level, etc) so there are lots of numbers and charts. Sadly, I don’t think that I would fare well in comparison, as I spend probably 8 hours a day just listening to music, my total figures might look pretty high.
The report itself is certainly worth reading: PDF here.
In other exciting computer news, Net-Security.org has an interesting article about peoples password habits. According to research done on 32,000,000 user passwords leaked from something called “rockyou.com”, people still don’t worry much about their online security. Though the report covers some interesting information, the most eye catching is a list of the most commonly used passwords on the site. The top ten passwords were:
Sadly, and somewhat embarrassingly, my name was the number 18 password, used by 14,329 users.
Report: PDF here