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We may be lonely, but at least we're enjoying it.
February 24, 2000 10:28 AM   Subscribe

We may be lonely, but at least we're enjoying it. Today, the results of a new internet use survey were released. The main finding is that 70% of users say that the internet is improving their lives, another notable stat was that over 50% of those polled had used the internet before. There was one odd thing they found, almost 60% said they enjoyed the idiot box (TV) more than the internet. Could it be because you actually have to participate to use the internet, and it's not a passive medium? Personally, I can find more enjoyable content on the web in five minutes than I can surfing a TV dial for a week.
posted by mathowie (3 comments total)

 
The TV still exists?
posted by Ribs at 12:12 PM on February 24, 2000


The rest of the country won't catch up to the internet until it is mainframed into their house, voice-activated, and completely seamless with their television, content to sit back and say "Dharma & Greg, view. Background search: Cute Asian Teen Sex" and have it all taken care of without even gliding a mouse.
posted by Awol at 12:17 PM on February 24, 2000


mmmm... dharma and cute asian teen sex....

er... I mean... damn signal-to-noise filter is broken again!
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 12:32 PM on February 24, 2000


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