Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Number of web addicts in China soars: survey - Yahoo! News

On a related note, check your local PBS Frontline schedule for Digital Nation (or watch it online), another stark reality check in this context

The number of young Internet addicts in China soared to 24 million last year as the world's largest web population exploded, according to a survey carried by state media Wednesday.

The number of young addicts almost doubled from 2005 and now accounts for one in seven young Internet users, according to the poll conducted by the China Youth Association for Network Development.

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The definition of a web addict is vague, but online users fall into that category if school grades, careers or relationships are negatively impacted by their Internet activities.

Number of web addicts in China soars: survey - Yahoo! News

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