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Who you calling 'geek' ?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by --zeSto--, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2

    Internet ‘geek’ image shattered

    Study: Net users are avid readers, socialites

    oh reallyyyy...... ?

    LONDON - The typical Internet user — far from being a geek — shuns
    television and actively socializes with friends, a study on surfing habits
    said on Wednesday.

    The findings of the first World Internet Project report present an image
    of the average Netizen that contrasts with the stereotype of the
    loner "geek" who spends hours of his free time on the Internet and
    rarely engages with the real world.

    Instead, the typical Internet user is an avid reader of books and spends
    more time engaged in social activities than the non-user, it says. And,
    television viewing is down among some Internet users by as much as
    five hours per week compared with Net abstainers, the study added.

    The findings are derived from surveys of Internet and non-Internet users in 14 countries: the United States, Britain, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Japan, Macao, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, China and Chile.

    The study does however support some long-established Internet usage trends including the fact that the wealthiest segments of the population are the most avid users and that more men than women surf the Web. But figures vary widely by country.

    Despite the existence of countless spoof Web sites and message boards
    that carry oddball political rants, more than half of Internet users
    surveyed said "most or all" of the information they find online is reliable
    and credible.

    umm... are they talking about us?

    thoughts? comments?
  2. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202

    I watch tv and internet at the same time. I am proudly a geek – just don’t call me a nerd.
  3. suburbian bum

    suburbian bum 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 14,673 Likes Received: 3
    Hmm I guess this is true. My time outside of the internet is either spent reading a book, at school, or socializing. I never watch TV because once you realize how much more fun educational and enlightening the internet it blows your mind. I wouldnt totally say that the internet has helped my social life though. I used to have a dependance on Instant messanger and sucked at socializing except through it. Im over that now though, it was pretty sad. Another strange thing I have learned is that whenever I give a girl my screen name and we talk online the relationship NEVER works out. When I never talk to a girl online its like a huge chance that it does, for a long time at least.
    The shit I have learned from the internet is amazing, i would be pretty damn clueless about the world, and culture withought 12oz. It helps me stay hip.
  4. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    ughn... giving a girlfriend a mean to chat with you all day is death.
    I think that us guys like our conversations to have a start and an end,
    not some rambling chitter chatter that rolls on for hours.
  5. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113