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One in five American adults does not use the internet!

 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:58 pm    Post subject: One in five American adults does not use the internet! Reply with quote

I find the above statistic shocking in 2012! It's from the Pew Internet Project article here:

http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Digital-differences/Overview.aspx

The most surprising part comes to the reason why they don't use the Internet here:

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Among adults who do not use the internet, almost half have told us that the main reason they donít go online is because they donít think the internet is relevant to them.


What do you think of the article's findings on American adults using the Internet?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really that shocked, I'm guessing most of those are males.

I have only seen my dad use the internet once or twice in my life, and that was to print out directions.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if senior citizens are included in this study, it isn't so surprising. I don't believe that any of my relatives who are senior citizens use the internet, or even own a computer for that matter.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point Ernie. I bought my parents their first PC for their 50th Wedding Anniversary. That was only 2 years ago so prior to that they were lucky if they could even spell PC not alone use one. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually these results don't surprise me at all. Most of the older generations that didn't have the computer available won't use it or refrain from it at least around here where I live. My parents want nothing to do with it at all Exclamation
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:05 pm    Post subject: Re: One in five American adults does not use the internet! Reply with quote

wow,that is amazing Exclamation
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea 1 in 5 sounds about right to me, and most can't even afford a PC and or have no access to internet in rural areas.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The internet is still fairly new in perspective, and it's pretty understandable that not a lot of people use it, however more and more things are being done through the internet so most likely the numbers of people using the internet will increase over time. Pretty interesting statistic though.
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