We managed to spend one in twelve minutes of our waving lives on the internet during the first half of 2013, with smartphone and tablet accessibility turning us into a nation of nervous, twitching, internet-checking wrecks.
The Internet Advertising Bureau reckons a staggering total of £3bn was spent by companies trying to advertise to us online throughout the first six months of the year. With two-thirds of us now owning a smartphone of some sort, the 4G push may perhaps lead to more than £1bn being spent targeting mobile users alone by the end of 2013.
The stats claim there are 46 million active internet users in the UK, meaning around £66 per person was spent during the first half of the year to advertise to each and every one of us. [Guardian]
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