Life would be better if we had to pop out regularly

A contestant on Take Me Out with host Paddy McGuinness

VERITY LUSH: I can’t get my head around the general fakeness today

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New figures show that the average adult in the UK now spends one minute in every 12 on the internet.

In fact the internet is now so busy that in the next 10 years experts predict that it will reach a point where it is unable to cope with demand.

They’re so busy trying to keep warm and scrape enough of a living to buy food, they don’t have the time to sit down and check Facebook

I grew up in the ’70s, long before the worldwide web, and life back then was just fine.

I don’t regard myself as an obsessive internet user. I dabble a bit with Facebook and I occasionally sell on eBay.

I check my personal e-mails, do a weekly shop online and have internet banking.

Oh, and my telly is connected to the internet for using catch-up services.

But guess what, I could easily do without any of these things.

I could visit boot sales for selling stuff, people could call me or write me a letter, and I could pop into the bank once a week on my way back from the supermarket.

I actually think life would be more fun and we would all be a lot healthier if we were forced to pop out on a regular basis.

Lou: I have to admit that I do spend a lot of time on the internet.

For example, on Tuesday afternoon after work I spent about five hours online researching the best possible deals on hotels and flights to Rome.

And guess what, I’ve still not booked my holiday!

I’m also mildly addicted to Facebook and am always checking my e-mail.

Recently I’ve been watching 24 Hours In The Past on TV, where a group of celebs including Anne Widdecombe, Colin Jackson, Alastair McGowan and Tyger Drew-Honey are transported back to the Victorian age and have to live totally authentically.

They don’t seem to miss their phones and tablets.

I’m sure if they stopped and thought about it they would, but they’re so busy trying to keep warm and scrape enough of a living to buy food, they don’t have the time to sit down and check Facebook.

So perhaps we’ve just all got too much time on our hands these days.

Give us all something to do and we might stop clogging up the internet with selfies and pictures of food!

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