Latest Internet use Stories

2011-01-07 00:00:48

A dramatic 86% of UK consumers logged onto the internet over Christmas day and Boxing day this year, an increase of over 10% when compared with figures from 2009. (PRWeb UK) January 6, 2011 The recent results from leading digital market research specialists eDigitalResearch also found that 22% of online users accessed the internet via their smart devices, confirming the increased popularity and importance of mobile commerce for retailers in the coming months as consumer behavior continues...

2010-04-13 17:25:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As the Internet spreads across the globe, countries don't necessarily need democracy to join the online community, a new study from Ohio State University has found. Rather, social factors such as population growth and violent conflict are much more important -- and capitalism trumps them all. In a recent issue of the journal Sociological Inquiry, researchers report their 12-year study of the social and economic barriers that prevent some countries from crossing the "digital...

2010-02-03 07:35:00

People who spend a lot of time browsing the net are more likely to show depressive symptoms, according to the first large-scale study of its kind in the West by University of Leeds psychologists. Researchers found striking evidence that some users have developed a compulsive internet habit, whereby they replace real-life social interaction with online chat rooms and social networking sites. The results suggest that this type of addictive surfing can have a serious impact on mental health....

2009-11-09 06:40:00

Campaigners are stepping up efforts to curb online tracking of Internet use by firms that deliver adverts tailored to the specific interests of consumers, as polls reveal widespread unease with the practice. Experts in Madrid said on Friday, corporations have always collected personal data on the people who buy their products but in the past this information came from sources such as magazine subscriptions and warranty cards. Now it is flowing rapidly into databases from multiple online...

2009-10-15 09:00:00

Spreading Internet Among Older Americans Would Trim Billions from U.S. Health Costs WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spending time online reduces depression by 20 percent for senior citizens, the Phoenix Center reports in a new Policy Paper released today. In addition to the quality of life benefits, the Policy Paper said reducing the incidence of depression by widespread Internet use among older Americans could trim the nation's health care bill. "Maintaining...

2009-02-06 13:32:49

A new study suggests the frequency and type of video games played among young college students appears to parallel risky drug and alcohol use, poorer personal relationships, and low levels of self-esteem. Laura M. Padilla-Walker, an associate professor at the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University, told Reuters Health the findings do not necessarily mean that every person who plays video games has low self-worth, or that playing video games will lead to drug use. "The findings...

2008-11-03 09:00:15

8e6 Technologies, a leading Internet security company that proactively protects organizations against Internet-based threats, today announced the results of a recent survey of employees in the United States and United Kingdom documenting the prevalence of personal Internet use in the workplace. Results indicate the most popular sites viewed at work in both countries include Web 2.0 destinations that are heavy on video and third party applications, especially social networking and news sites....

2008-10-06 12:00:19

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 6, 2008) - The Internet has made it easier than ever to bank, shop, communicate with others and find information about almost anything at any time. But as Internet use among Canadians continues to rise, so too does the number of criminals who commit identity theft and fraud using information they've found online. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and to raise awareness among Canadians, banks have teamed up to provide information, consumer tips...

2008-09-09 03:00:12

By Juvonen, Jaana Gross, Elisheva F ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Bullying is a national public health problem affecting millions of students. With the rapid increase in electronic or online communication, bullying is no longer limited to schools. The goal of the current investigation was to examine the overlap among targets of, and the similarities between, online and in-school bullying among Internet-using adolescents. Additionally, a number of common assumptions regarding online or cyberbullying...

2008-08-23 00:20:00

Several Internet service providers are moving to curb the growth of traffic on their networks, or at least make the subscribers who download the most pay more.   This could result in more customers having to learn to watch how much data their Internet use entails, but could also be a deterrent for companies that hope to make the Internet a conduit for movies and other content that comes in huge files.   Many cable companies have been either imposing or talking about usage caps,...

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