A survey that cobbled together the results of around two million broadband speed tests has found that, on average, our connection speeds drop by over a third during the peak evening Twitter/Facebook period.

According to comparison site USwitch, the crunch can see some connection speeds fall by as much as 70 per cent in some areas, with even the most rural spots suffering severe speed drops during our heavy post-EastEnders surfing sessions between 8.00pm and 9.00pm.

As you may be able to guess, the best time to be online is around 3.00am, when it'll just be you and the more hardcore Warcraft players shoving traffic through your local exchange. [BBC]

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