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Canadians are world's biggest web junkies

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If you sometimes feel like you're spending more time with your computer than interacting with the real world, you're not alone. According to a new poll discussed in this article by the Globe and Mail, Canadians log more hours online than any other country in the world.

About 68 per cent of the Canadian population is online, comScore estimated in April, compared to 62 per cent in France and the United Kingdom, 60 per cent in Germany, 59 per cent in the United States, 57 per cent in Japan, and 36 per cent in Italy.

In the great, white north, watching YouTube has become a national pastime. Canadians are the greatest consumers of the website's online videos in the world. We also rank among the web's best Facebook fans. Canada and India are closely competing for the 9th and 10th spots on the list of countries with the most accounts on the social networking site.

Canadians have yet to embrace Twitter with the same enthusiasm as they have Facebook, but the number of accounts has grown by 75% in the past year, according to a spokesperson from the site.

Beliebers may be interested to know that Canadian Justin Bieber is one of the most influential on Twitter. He has more than 6.4 million followers and gets mentioned in approximately 200, 000 tweets daily, measurement company Trendrr estimates.

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