Relation between screen resolution and visit times ?

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I've started to notice what might be a relation between the screen resolution and the amount of time spent on pages by visitors on my blog via Google Anlytics.
With 1024x768 being the oddball in third place above a few odd larger resolutions, it seems as though visitors with larger screens tend to spend more time on a page.

I'm taking these results with a grain of salt at the moment because it's a pretty small sample of the Internets visitors at about 100 people per-day.

I do think it's interesting enough to see if anyone else sees a trend like this on their own sites though. :D
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Do you think that's because a larger resolution is easier to see?
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I was actually thinking that people with larger screens would have larger attention spans. Hence the reason why they got the larger screen in the first place.
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I would think those with large screens are more willing to pay for such things and are more computer literate than those with normal screen sizes ... the almost-illiterate tend to stick to the well known sites and thus may spend less time on other sites ...

meh ... probably wrong, but that was my first thought ... I reckon both Don and you Joe have valid points as well :D
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maybe yes, people with larger screens are generally more computer literate, I have a 1680x1050 resolution, and I know I spend a lot of time on some sites where other people wouldn't and I think the following is my reason, I tend to open up every site in a different tab, and work my way through from left to right, I do that with OZZU aswell, I open up one forum (eg: General Discussion) and then I open up all the unread topics in new tabs, that way I stay on longer as most people and also I have a 22" wide screen so I have space for lots of tabs ...
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I do about the same thing with my tabs, RT. But not on all sites.

At Ozzu & places with something similar to the "Unread Posts" Ozzu has, I tend to open up a few items in new "Background tabs", usually enough to fill my browser windows' tab bar because I don't like when it starts shrinking tabs to make room nor do I like tabs I have to use an arrow or something to get to.
Then I go through those tabs in order of urgency, followed by order of curiosity. I close each tab once it's been dealt with. Once all of them have been gone through I refresh the Unread listing to see if there's anything new then I mark anything left read & finally close that original tab.

// Edit -- I'm on something like an 18" monitor with a 1280x960 resolution.
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Yeah that's the same thing I do ... I hate that little arrow thingy on the side to switch between tabs ...

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I really wish I could drag tabs on my windows start bar like in FF ... that would've been really cool, because I like having things I work on in order ...
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Come on! surely it's because they've got a larger area to drag the mouse along? ;)
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SB, that almost makes sense until you think about how long it takes to move the mouse from one side of the screen to the other.
Well at least for me. I have my mouse sensitivity to the point that about 3/4 of an inch gets the mouse from one side to the other. I've been on some systems where I have to pick the mouse up a few times to make it across the screen though.

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