This post on the use of internet - Pew Report 53 per cent of people under 30 go online to waste time would surely draw your attention.
“The Internet is one of the greatest inventions of all time, allowing for a nearly instantaneous sharing of information that the world had never come close to previously.
But for most people under the age of 30 in the U.S., the Web is mostly a time killer, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.
“Americans are increasingly going online just for fun and to pass the time,” the Pew Research Center said in its report, released Friday. “On any given day, 53% of all the young adults ages 18-29 go online for no particular reason except to have fun or to pass the time.”
Here in another post on young adults use of internet relating to the Pew Report:
“The trend also suggests the degree to which the Internet has become a competitor to all kinds of other leisure activities that are pursued on other kinds of media,” the report states. “Still, the competition is fuzzy because most other kinds of leisure pursuits that can be digitized – from reading to game playing to ‘watching TV’ and ‘listening to radio’ – are now available online.”
The report is based on surveys Pew conducted with 2,260 adults from July 25 to Aug. 26.”
Isn’t internet revolutionizing education? May be in a different way, with fun and entertainment first, especially with the internet games.
Would this be also the case for young adults in other regions of the world?
1. Pew Research Report