7,000,000 Brits Never Went OnlineAdded: Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
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According to figures from the official statistics, about 7,000,000 British adults have never used the worldwide web. This is some 14% of the country’s population. It turned out that the Internet use in the United Kingdom is still going up, but the most interesting fact is that the growth in question isn’t coming from young citizens – it’s their grandparents that are flocking online. Over 99% of 16 to 24-year-olds used the worldwide web last quarter, but only some 35% of people over the age of 75 have ever gone online.
In means that there is simply no more room for Internet penetration in some age groups, but some old age homes might instead need a few new routers. The statistics show that over 75 age group saw a growth of 3.6%, but the younger age groups only increased by 0.1%-1.1%. As for the gender divide of the grandparents, it also appeared more pronounced than in other groups – just 27.3% of women over 75 went online, compared to 43.7% of men. However, it is unknown what exactly the old people are doing on the Internet – they might be surfing social networks, “liking” photos of their grandchildren, or trolling Nazi “history” forums – who knows?..
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Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
|lol nice one , most et user who are from uk are 50+ lol|
|I don't know why people are so addicted to the internet.I only use it to download movies and music for free and i only do that because i have bills to pay and i'm not paying £16 for [email protected] movies and music albums the bring out today.If the internet completely went away i wonder how many people would commit suicide because they couldn't go on facebook or twitter.|
|posted by (2013-06-06 02:00:20)|
|lolllll watch the south park episode when the internet broken and they can't fix it .|
|12.72% not 14%. whats the point of a census when you don't use it.|
|@nelow23 i've seen that episode where Randys family move to north carolina for the internet then when they get there they only get 40 seconds each.So randy sneaks in the room and gets caught [email protected] to German porn.It was more funny when rany says 40 SECONDS THAT'S NOT EVEN LONG ENOUGH TO CHECK WIKIPEDIA.|
|Considering that even those of us in the UK which are on the internet, it's bs slow and really unstable..|
|thats about how many are on the dole||
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