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Study: Internet Users Using The Internet

from the that-seems-logical dept

According to a new study, the internet is fulfilling its promise, serving as an important source of information for people's decision making. Did you know, for example, that people are now using the internet to research colleges and get health information? The Pew researchers, who conducted the study, chalk it up to ubiquitous broadband and the proliferation of quality content online. This seems pretty obvious, to the point of being tautologically true. More importantly, these kinds of studies miss the point in understanding the internet. It's not just another content platform, but a communications tool. To say that the internet is an important source of information is like saying that the telephone is an information source when people call 411. Again, it seems pretty obvious, and makes you wonder who is spending money on these studies.

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    Kevin, 20 Apr 2006 @ 5:11pm

    Techdirt Study: Studies are dumb

    Jeez, do you guys read beyond headlines before posting your nuggets of wisdom? Of course communication is a more important aspect of the Internet, but that wasn't the point of the study, was it? Go read the full reports and some background on the project, then come back and tell us why exactly this research is pointless.

    I have no affiliation or particular fondness for the Pew studies, I just wanted to vent about your inane commentary (with some inane comments of my own). Thanks. :)

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