Internet Not A Fad

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The Internet has become an increasingly important source of information for people at major moments and milestones in their lives, according to a study released today by the Pew Internet and American Life project. Here’s a snippet.

We found that over the three-year period, internet use grew by:
• 54% in the number of adults who said the internet played a major role as they helped another person cope with a major illness. And the number of those who said the internet played a major role as they coped themselves with a major illness increased 40%.
• 50% in the number who said the internet played a major role as they pursued more training for their careers.
• 45% in the number who said the internet played a major role as they made major investment or financial decisions.
• 43% in the number who said the internet played a major role when they looked for a new place to live.
• 42% in the number who said the internet played a major role as they decided about a school or a college for themselves or their children.
• 23% in the number who said the internet played a major role when they bought a car.
• 14% in the number who said the internet played a major role as they switched jobs.

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  • http://theallfeetjournal.blogspot.com/ nancy

    • 14% in the number who said the internet played a major role as they switched jobs.
    Why so low?
    Are career cliques not so receptive to accepting outsiders into their fold? protectionists even?