Americans move from couch potato to mouse potato

The 2007¬†Statistical Abstracts will be released tomorrow and among the data in it are the latest stats on American media habits. Staggeringly, Adults and teens will spend 3,528 hours — that is 24 hrs/day for 5 months or 10 hrs/day every dey in 2007– consuming media: watching TV, internet surfing, listening to MP3s and reading newspapers. More specifically, the average American will watch TV for 65 days, and spend just over a week on the Internet.

In other words, the only exercise the average American will get next year will be from walking between their TV and their computer. Someone needs to invent a gizmo that makes people jump up and down in order to see what is on their screen!