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Greeks stay awake in front of their computers

08 January 2009 / 13:01:43  GRReporter
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The ones using internet as entertainment usually do it at night. It is a contagious global trend, which goes from New York to Beijing and from Melbourne to Athens and is connected with the so called “chat”. Citizens of the global village connect through the net to flirt, exchange opinions, and to “chat” until late at night. It is logical because in order to give in to a smooth talk, people need to be relaxed.


According to data from Forthnet published in Elefterios Tipos, Athens citizens are also following this new trend. The company reported that the internet users increase between 8 and 12 o’clock at night.


Parafonos, a Greek blogger, also said that the increase of internet usage during the late hours is normal because the net is slowly starting to replace the TV as a form of entertainment. According to his observation, the rush hours of his blog are between 10am until 2pm and after 7pm.


The same goes also for, where more than 85 000 users enter daily and 35 000 of them use the chat. The number of users of the socializing website is doubling at night, says Mihalis Navpliotis, who is one of the founders. The difference is that in the morning and afternoon hours most users prefer the information websites than to chat carelessly.


Journalist Hristoforos Kasdaglis a specialist on internet topics says that: “if we see the number of visits in information sites we will think that Greeks get online from 11am to 1pm. Even though most of them have internet at home, they prefer to get online and be informed from their work place.”


It makes sense to want to be informed about current news in the morning from work. But the time, which predisposes you to indulge in chatting with friends, relatives, and strangers in the virtual space, is without a doubt at night.

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