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[CNN] Most people go online for 'no particular reason'

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A report from Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project found that about 53% of young adults ages 18 to 29 go online on any given day for no particular reason except for a diversion or just for fun. About 81% of people in this demographic said they have done so at least occasionally.

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I know I do this all the time. That percentage is only going to rise, and the age group widen in the future as technology is integrated even more into our lives.
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Pretty much. I know I do. Don't even get me started on YouTube "related video" tangents.
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im doing that right now smile.gif but i consider "fun" a reason to go online, obviously they don't.

Right now its either i sit on the lounge and watch tv, or go on the net/play games.......not a hard choice really
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im doing that right now smile.gif but i consider "fun" a reason to go online, obviously they don't.
Right now its either i sit on the lounge and watch tv, or go on the net/play games.......not a hard choice really

I couldn't help but laugh at people that would call me a geek for sitting on the computer, but they'd sit there and watch TV for 6 hours a night when they got home from work instead. Atleast we're actively thinking about whats going on and interfacing with our devices. TV watchers turn veg for those hours.
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The internet is replacing television as the "sit down and switch off" past time
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I blame TV Tropes; waste so much time on that and Wikipedia.
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I know I do it.
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Sometimes I don't even do anything on the Internet, just stare at my browser.

The fact that I am on the Internet even though doing nothing and having no reason is....less boring.
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Seeing how I'm on OCN right now, and posting in this thread . . . yup this study sounds pretty accurate. thumb.gif

I have found that I watch a lot less TV then when I was younger, and that I am spending a lot more time on my computer / the internet. At least I am usually learning something on the internet. I just need to keep off of Amazon. They use the free Prime account for students as a gateway drug to make a heck of a lot of money off of random purchases. tongue.gif
Edited by AtomicFrost - 12/2/11 at 5:43pm
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Even just browsing around the internet is more productive then just sitting around and watching TV. Online, at least you're reading things, but TV you're just sitting doing nothing, no effort needed basically. That, and TV < shows online, there's no commercials online, thus saving you time. (based on anime, most anime websites have no ads, and episodes are actually only 20-24 minutes because of no 6-10 minutes of commercials.)
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