NZ Herald Mar 27, 2010
For some of us, it has become easier to talk online than face-to-face. And for many New Zealanders, an international survey shows, the internet has changed from a source of information into an extension of ourselves. A World internet Project report which highlighted our use and attitudes to the net showed that last year, 83 per cent used the internet, up from 79 per cent in 2007. The internet was used on a more personal level every day. The majority of respondents said it had brought them closer to their family and friends. Half of all internet users belonged to a social interaction site, usually Facebook, and 82 per cent checked their email daily.