27 Sep '11, 6am

Survey: Internet as important as air, food, water and shelter to Gen Y

Going on the Internet is so important to its wired Gen Y users today that they rate it as somet hing as essential and basic as air, food, water and shelter, according to a report released late last week. A third of a group of about 2,800 youths told a survey conducted by networking vendor Cisco earlier this year that they considered the Internet as important as some of the most basic needs for survival. More than half of them said they could not live without the Internet, citing it as something that was “integral” to their everyday lives. The findings are part of the second annual Cisco Connected World Technology Report, which surveyed college students and young professionals in 14 different countries, including the United States, Brazil, India and Australia, in May and June this year. Besides showing how tethered these young users between 18 and 29 were, the survey also h...

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