Confirmed: Most People Have No Good Reason to Go Online

Young surfers are just killing time: Pew study
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2011 4:37 PM CST
Updated Dec 4, 2011 6:08 PM CST
Wasting time is a top reason for going online, a new study reveals.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A new study reveals that the Internet is a gigantic, sophisticated, inter-connected network utilized by many exclusively to ... waste time. On any given day, 53% of 18-to-29-year-olds log on to the web for the sole purpose of either having fun or passing the time, according to a report by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.

Nearly 60% of all adults said they use the Internet to kill time at least occasionally. The results correspond with age, so the younger the surfer, the more likely he or she is just dillydallying, reports AP. Only 12% of people over 65 say they went online the previous day for no particular reason.

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