Thursday, October 19, 2006

Are these your customers?

"In a phone survey of 2,500 people, the researchers found that 70 percent regularly used the Internet to some degree for work or entertainment. About 300 of the people interviewed exhibited at least one sign of possible Internet addiction, such as staying online longer than they intended, hiding Internet use or using the Internet as an escape." "More than one in eight U.S. adults finds it hard to stay away from the Internet for several days at a time and about one in 11 tries to hide his or her online habit, according to a study released on Tuesday....."We often focus on how wonderful the Internet is—how simple and efficient it can make things," said Elias Aboujaoude, the study's lead author, in a statement." Of course, TechDirt looks at this survey a different way :)

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