New report shows increased use of internet by women and older people

Graham Attwell summarises Ofcom’s recent report into online usage. The actual report is very long & covers radio and television as well as Internet. (I heard this morning on the news that TV usage is down 4% & radio 2%, while Internet is up (c.150%); I’m assuming this survey was the source.
Some care does have to be taken with the raw data. The Guardian has some graphs, which on first glance make the over 65s seem like very heavy net users. However, on closer examination, it seems that if they go online, they do it for longer, but, the report notes that while 2/3 of children do not believe that they could live without mobile/the internet, only 16% of the over 65s actually use the net.

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