Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday May 15, 2016

People Spend Twice As Much Time Watching Netflix As Socializing

Who needs friends when you can stream content? But in regard to lack of social interaction, I think it’d be interesting if Netflix experimented with Twitch-style chats in some of their shows/clients.

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According to our calculations, the average Netflix subscriber watches 1 hour and 40 minutes of Netflix each day (you can check out the math in our piece on Netflix’s commercials آ– essentially, we just took the total number of Netflix streaming hours per day as reported by CEO Reed Hastings and divided it by the number of Netflix subscribers worldwide). On its own, that statistic isn’t so bad آ– especially when you think of all of the time those Netflix users are saving by skipping commercials. But maybe we should all get out a bit more often, because when we compare the results of our calculations with data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, we see that we are spending a lot more time with Netflix than with our own friends.

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