Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Perhaps an XXX-Large wardrobe?:

Aimless internet surfers are spending an average of two working days a month mindlessly searching cyberspace with no real purpose.

More than two thirds of the UK's 33.7 million internet users admit to "wilfing" (What Was I Looking For?).

....research, conducted by moneysupermarket.com, also reveals shopping websites are the biggest cause of wilfing - while men are much more likely to be wilfing than women.

In fact, a third of males quizzed in the nationwide study even admit wilfing has had a damaging effect on their relationship with their partner.

A possible cause of this was that almost one in five men confess to being distracted from work or study by adult entertainment sites.

Jason Lloyd, from moneysupermarket.com, said: "The internet was designed to make it easier for people to access the information they need quickly and conveniently.

"However, our study shows that although people log on with a purpose, they are now being offered so much choice and online distraction that many forget what they are there for, and spend hours aimlessly wilfing instead."

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