According to the results of a recent survey, British women are leading the way in internet use, spending nearly half their free time surfing the net. That’s more than the national average of women in most other countries of the world. I personally love spending time on the computer and can’t imagine life without one.
More than 81% of British women questioned rated using the internet as “very important”, with many choosing to shop online rather than hit the high street for bargains. It seems that the majority of time British women spend on the net is spent shopping, with the current recession hit times doing nothing to dampen their appetite as they spend their hard-earned cash online. Apparently recent figures show that people in Britain are currently spending over £1billion a month in sales made over the internet. Wow! No wonder so many high street shops are going out of business! It seems that more and more people are now choosing to shop on the net. The main advantages being that you can shop online 24 hours a day in the comfort of your own home, saving on petrol costs and having to go round the shops in freezing cold weather. It must be very difficult for retail businesses to keep going nowadays as the internet is certainly a tempting alternative for many customers.
Apparently the survey also found that more people than ever are now choosing to use the internet to socialise and make new friends. Apparently a quarter of the average Brit’s friends are online friends who they have never met in person! Oh dear! It seems like many Brits are now living in their own little virtual worlds! Technology is a wonderful thing. The advent of computers has made life a lot easier for many people nowadays. Computers hadn’t even been invented when I was growing up. It’s nice to have online friends. I have some myself, through this blog but they are no substitute for real-life friends. Existing in a virtual world can’t be healthy. I think it’s important to strike a balance. Everyone needs to have at least some social interaction with other people. I personally think it’s important to have real life friends as well as cyberfriends. Happy surfing everyone!