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Brits: A nation of "wilfers"

Brits waste two days a month aimlessly surfing the internet, a new report claims.Amusingly, experts have labelled this new trend wilfing - short for the phrase 'what was I looking for?'According to figures from price comparison website, more than 20 million people across the UK are now wilf-ers, addicted to searching the internet at every possible opportunity.The report claims that shopping websites are the biggest cause of wilfing, particularly amongst men, with a third admitting the habit has affected their relationship with their partner.Jason Lloyd, head of broadband at, said: "The internet was designed to make it easier for people to access the information they need quickly and conveniently."However, our study shows that although people log on with a purpose, they are now being offered so much choice and online distraction that many forget-what they are there for, and spend hours aimlessly wilfing instead."

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