This chart shows the total number of minutes people spend online by device category–mobile or desktop. The dates are between February 2013 and April 2015, two years.

Between February 2013 and April 2015 time spent online with a desktop machine remained steady, neither decreasing nor increasing noticeably. Time spent online with a mobile device increased during that time. The chart is sourced from Comscore

I attempted to find the original Comscore post containing it but was unable to. The chart did, however, run in the Wall Street Journal so hopefully they sourced it properly.

There are many things that a chart like this could mean. For now, I just want to post this as data, an observation. Later, I’ll write more about the context and how one might orient this data.

Also, if anyone knows the original Comscore report that featured this data please let me know. I expect the WSJ to do a reasonable job sourcing but I like to see the original when possible all the same. Some publishers treat their blog product in a different manner from their “regular” content.

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