Most Popular Online Activity: Figuring Out A Way To Go Somewhere Else

from the beats-communicating dept

For all that fear that the internet was causing people to spend less time actually seeing other people, it turns out that the number one activity online appears to involve figuring out a way for someone to get out of their home to go somewhere else. According to the latest study from the folks at the Pew Internet and American Life Project, the number one activity online is finding maps (this is based on the percentage of people who use the internet for this activity, and not how often this is being done, of course). Coming in at second is communicating with others. In other words, it appears that there are people out there who only use the internet for finding maps, but who never actually send out any email or do any other form of internet-based communication. The study also notes that many of the online map users have now learned that it no longer makes sense to ask for directions offline.
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