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.