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Young people are now spending 10% more time online than in front of the box, according to a survey of European internet usage.
Other highlights include:
Web vs TV
- Though 16-24 year olds are the only age group that use the web more than TV, the internet is closing fast across all age groups. 75% of all internet users go online more than 5 days a week, while 86% watch TV as regularly.
Top online activities
- Search and email are the two most popular online activities, with 87% using search engines and 81% email. In third place is social networking, with 42% of internet users across the ten European countries visiting one at least monthly.
Type of websites used
- News websites - visited at least once a month by 65% of web users.
- Local information - 52%
- Travel - 51%
- Banking / finance - 50%
- Music - 46%
- Holidays - 46%
- Price comparison sites - 44%
- Tech sites - 41%
- Films - 38%
- Auction sites - 36%
- Sports sites - 36%
Over 7,000 people in ten Western European countries were interviewed for the report, which has been published for the past five years.
Internet Statistics Compendium - November 2007