Saturday, April 26, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, April 10 2008] Korea's Internet Usage Rate Surpasses 80%

The number of Internet users in Korea is forecast to inch up nearly 4 percent in the first half of this year to surpass 80 percent of the entire population of 49 million, maintaining Korea's status as one of the world's most wired nations.

Some 33 million people in Korea go online an average of 16 hours a week. This is according to data from research companies KoreanClick and TNS Korea.

People in their 40s were found to account for the highest percentage of users with 80 percent of that age bracket using the Internet.

The number of Internet users in their 60s has doubled since 2003 defying the notion that the online world is populated only by the young.

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