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An old way to waste time

Scots worst at web wilfing

A UK poll claims that Scottish people are the biggest time wasters when using the web. More than 60 per cent of surfing Scots admit to aimlessly browsing or 'Wilfing' ("What was I looking for?") when online.

The poll suggests that people go online for a specific purpose but there are so many distractions once logged on that many forget what they were looking for in the first place. Shopping, News and Travel pages are the main offenders for causing surfers to Wilf.

According to the YouGov poll, conducted for moneysupermarket.com, two full working days a month are spent being distracted by pages on the internet at work and at home.

The YouGov poll sampled 2,412 adults across the UK. 28% of Scots said they'd been nagged by their partners for spending too much time aimlessly surfing. Researchers discovered that older web surfers are less likely to Wilf.

The poll claims that men are more likely to Wilf than women, with "adult entertainment" sites among the most likely to "distract".

Oh, that's what wilfing means…

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