Internet Usage Stats may Surprise you

The face of the typical Internet user is changing, according to new statistics released by Deloitte and Touche and Jupiter Research.

It has long been thought that teenagers will easily replace adult users of the Internet, but in fact, adults spend more than twice as much time online as teenagers. Jupiter reports that adults were clocked in at an average of 728 minutes a month, while teenagers totaled 303 minutes a month.

The reason is attributed to less time available due to outside activities and planned commitments.

Deloitte and Touche figures indicate Internet usage has soared to 78 million users in foreign countries, especially Asian countries like Japan, China and Korea. Meanwhile, eMarketer says Western Europe also is seeing a surge of users: 56.6 million in 2000, compared with 38.2 million in 1999.

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