Distribution of online time spent on selected content categories in the United States as of December 2016, by platform

Share of U.S. online time spent on digital content 2016, by platform This statistic shows the share of time spent online on selected digital content categories. As of December 2016, it was found that 72 percent of U.S. online portal minutes were from desktop connections. In contrast, 86 percent of gaming content minutes were from mobile devices.
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ActivityDesktopMobile
Portals72%28%
Email61%39%
News/Information42%58%
Retail36%64%
Entertainment31%69%
Search/Navigation31%69%
Total31%69%
Social Media19%81%
Services19%81%
Games14%86%
Directories/Resources13%87%
ActivityDesktopMobile
Portals72%28%
Email61%39%
News/Information42%58%
Retail36%64%
Entertainment31%69%
Search/Navigation31%69%
Total31%69%
Social Media19%81%
Services19%81%
Games14%86%
Directories/Resources13%87%
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This statistic shows the share of time spent online on selected digital content categories. As of December 2016, it was found that 72 percent of U.S. online portal minutes were from desktop connections. In contrast, 86 percent of gaming content minutes were from mobile devices.
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June 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
December 2016
Special properties
Multi-platform

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