25% of Chinese Internet users addicted

Posted on Saturday, Dec 01 2007 @ 11:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A study indicates Internet users in China are more likely to become addicted to the web. DailyTech writes almost 25% of the Chinese Internet users can't spend a day without accessing the Internet, that's twice as much as in the U.S.:
Study results show that only about 10 percent of the Chinese population uses the Internet, with many of the users being young males living in major cities. Almost 25 percent of surveyed Chinese Internet users claim they would not be able to spend more than a day without the Internet. In America only 12 percent of Internet users said they wouldn’t be able to spend a day without the Internet.

77 percent of study respondents from China also say that the Internet helps them make friends compared to only 32 percent of American users saying the same thing. Another study recently showed that teens used instant messaging services over the Internet to avoid embarrassment and to say things they couldn’t say in real life.

The new study by IAC reports similar findings with almost 75 percent of Chinese users saying they can say things on the Internet they can’t say in real life, while only 32 percent of American users say the same thing.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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