Is Internet as Important as Air, Water, Food and Shelter?
Every time the Internet goes down, we realize just how dependent we are on having it constantly available. But I don't know that I would die without it.
Cisco just released the results of a survey from CBS News of people in their 20s . . . both college students and working professionals . . . and for a lot of them, yes, they rely on the Internet so much they consider it a basic building block of life.
33% of people say that the Internet is as important as air, food, water, and shelter. And another 50% say it's almost as important.
55% of college students say they couldn't live without it.
40% of college students say the Internet is more important than dating, hanging out with friends, partying, or listening to music. And 25% say that staying updated on Facebook is more important than those things.
Yes . . . a quarter of them said that staying updated on Facebook is more important than dating, hanging out with friends, or partying. Apparently they don't know the meaning of "irony."
89% say they check Facebook at least once a day.