The More Money You Make, the Less Time You Spend Online

7/20/2016 - Assistant Professor of Economics Andre Boik in New York Magazine.

The internet is kind of a big deal. Since 2000, the world’s favorite series of tubes has grown its number of users by 887 percent. Today there are 3.5 billion users worldwide — or 48 percent of the population — checking out a billion or so websites. But here’s the thing: While the number of sites increases mercilessly, and the number of people getting online continues to grow, human beings only have so much time to spend online. And in the U.S., the amount of attention people pay to the internet depends on how much money they make.

Read the full story in New York Magazine.