In something that could only have come from the Department of Stating the Bleedin’ Obvious, the Sydney Morning Herald on December 2nd, 2011 ran an article with the title, Study confirms many of us go online for no reason.
For anyone who needed official word, a new study confirms that many of us – and the majority of young adults – go online for no good reason at all.
The report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that on any given day, 53 percent of 18 to 29 year-olds go online just to have fun or pass time.
Of course, no longer being a young adult, I do go online for very good reasons, reasons such as research into uniforms of various combatants in the Napoleonic and American Civil Wars; historical information from that mine of misinformation, wikipedia; online banking; paying my mother’s bills; and reading the classics.
I must agree with the Pew Research Center though, especially as I have four children under the age of 29 and they seem to spend an inordinate amount of time online for no good reason.
Now, where did I put my password to Farmville?