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January 18, 2011
Think about this: how much time do you spend online per day? Now, how much is that per month? It’s a quiz. What do you think?
Alright: here’s the answer: Americans spend an average of about 60 hours a month online. Sixty hours! Almost a quarter of that time is spent “socializing” on sites such as Facebook and Twitter As it gets easier to do things from home, it can get harder to pull ourselves away from computers. Now, an online game that was started in the Bay Area is trying to help people connect their virtual socializing with their real world lives. Reporter Natalie Jones has the story.
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NATALIE JONES: It’s a typical Bay Area day: partly cloudy, about 60 degrees, slightly windy. Three friends have come to a waterfront park on the edge of Alameda, in the flight path of the Oakland airport, to accomplish what’s called a “task.”
DANIELLE PENA: I think over here is where...
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