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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Internet use - all about age and socio economic class




This report contains a lot of words (187 pages) to tell use something that I think we all understood.

The reasons why people don’t have Internet connection at home is because they cannot afford it or don’t see the point.

People in their 70s and 80s, who were brought up in an era before PCs, have the hurdle of both understanding computing and the Internet and are less likely to be connected.

Social Class and age (over 75) are good predictors of Internet use.

What more is there to say? If we are looking for budget cuts then Ofcom might be a good place to start if they think it is worse spending so much money telling us the obvious. Dick Stroud

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