I just read an article about Americans’ non-work related Internet use.
In a survey of 2,513 adults (average age 48 years), reseachers found that 68.9 percent were regular Internet users and that:
- 13.7 percent found it hard to stay away from the Internet for several days at a time;
- 12.4 percent stayed online longer than intended very often or often;
- 12.3 percent had seen a need to cut back on Internet use at some point;
- 8.7 percent tried to hide nonessential Internet use from family, friends and employers;
- 8.2 percent used the Internet as a way to escape problems or relieve negative moods;
- 5.9 percent felt their relationships suffered as a result of excessive Internet use.
And of course, my first thought after reading the article was that I *had* to blog about it. 🙂
If you took away MySpace and YouTube the top three bullets would be cut in half. If you took away internet porn the last three would drop to 0.