According to a poll by The Atlantic, people spend five hours in front of their digital devices, four hours watching TV, up to an hour-and-a-half listening to the radio, and about 18 minutes reading a newspaper."Alltogether I think it adds up to about 12 hours, which makes you wonder if people have enough time to sleep, eat, or talk to loved ones," Derek Thompson of The Atlantic said on Tuesday's show.
Users spending around five hours a day on digital devices, bodes well for Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos, who recently bought the Washington Post, Thompson said."It can be anywhere, it can be on your mobile device, it can be on your desktop, a lot of these media which used to cost money are now for free," he said. Yet, from a business standpoint "these business men are used to you subscribe to a newspaper, its delivered to your door and you bundle it with advertisers. But as more people have realized they can get that same news for free on the internet and it has ripped up our entire business model."