Last week's edition of New York magazine featured a comprehensive day-by-day, hour-by-hour listing of what five New Yorkers read during every waking hour of the past week. For Internet publishers out there, the story no doubt provided a goldmine of info about what types of web sites the average New Yorker reads. As New York magazine explains:
"They surf Websites, at all hours. Our diaries confirm one piece of conventional media wisdom: The computer screen is the future of reading. Most of our subjects spent more time browsing than turning pages, and they directed their computers to every corner of the Internet, from blogs to foreign newspapers."
The sample skews young and skews educated - but here's a representative rundown of which Websites made it on to the list - it's the weekly web-surfing habits of a 32-year-old producer of TV promos in New York: Okayplayer.com, ESPN.com, NewYorkTimes.com, CNN.com, DrudgeReport.com, IMDB.com, Aetna,com, CBS.com, Playbill.com, RottenTomatoes.com, SternFanNetwork.com, SkyDivetheRanch.com, Turntablelab.com, AllHipHop.com, HipHopSite.com, eBay.com, Yankees.com, Strasberg.com, BET.com, DamienMarleyMusic.com, Amsterdam.info, BackpackingEurope.com, Flycollar.com, VillageVoice.com, Judaism.about.com, Corcoran.com, Nerve.com and TheRedMist.blogspot.com.