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An Electronic Hubs report has revealed that South Africans spend more time on their mobile devices than any other country in the world.

The report has shown that South Africans spend most of their awake time on their mobile devices while people worldwide only spend an average of 6 hours per day on their screens.

The study was compiled with research from 45 countries around the world and the data includes the overall average, mobile phones, gaming consoles, social media and computers.

According to the report, Electronic Hub’s analysis shows that users in South Africa have the most screen time, with 22.5% of their days dedicated to scrolling social media.

Internet usage is growing in the country, something which can be seen as the reason why South Africans spend more time on their mobile devices than any other country.

According to the report, the country with the least time spent on their mobile devices is Japan.

“Japan’s comparatively low social media penetration (65%) can be attributed to its aging population.

There are several reasons for this.

“Western social media networks, like Facebook and Twitter, have struggled to gain influence in the country as their posting culture conflicts with Japanese discretion.”

The country’s most popular social media app is a peer-to-peer platform called LINE.

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