M’sians Ranked 8th In The World For Screen Time Usage, Spend 48.41% Of Waking Hours On Devices

Almost half of our waking hours are spent looking at screens.
Malaysians might just be screen time champions! According to a study by Electronics Hub, we’re clocking an impressive 8 hours and 17 minutes on screens daily, which secured us the eighth spot globally!

Curious about who else is on this digital leaderboard? Here’s the scoop:

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  • South Africa tops the list at 9 hours and 24 minutes.
  • Brazil follows with a close 9 hours and 13 minutes.
  • And the Philippines comes third, spending 8 hours and 52 minutes glued to their screens.

It turns out, 48.41% of our day is spent interacting with various screens.

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Whether we’re tapping into the latest news, streaming our favourite shows, or catching up on social media, digital devices are our constant companions.

M'sians ranked 8th in the world for screen time usage, spend 48. 41% of waking hours on devices | weirdkaya
Photo from Electronics Hub

We are TikTok superstar too

Speaking of social media, we’re not just casual users.

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Malaysians dedicate 16.36% of their waking hours to it. Plus, we’re TikTok aficionados, ranking 10th globally with an average of 123 videos watched daily.

But it’s not all play; we also commit a substantial 3 hours and 40 minutes to our computers for work and study, making us the 9th most dedicated globally. And for smartphone usage, we’re on our phones for 4 hours and 37 minutes each day.


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