Friday, September 24, 2004

Don't Touch My Internet!

Link - Cut off their connection to the Web and people have moments of "withdrawal and feelings of loss, frustration, and disconnectedness" according to a report released Sept. 22 by Yahoo. Dubbed the Internet Deprivation Study, the Yahoo-sponsored research tried to get a group of consumers to stay offline, then report back. Nearly half couldn't take the Web-less world for more than two weeks, and the median time participants could go without logging on was a measly five days.

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