The study found that 21% of Americans don’t use the Interwebz, and of those who do, 5% still use a dial-up connection. Ah, that’s one screeching noise I don’t miss (and your mom yelling, “get off AOL, I need to make a call!”)
According to Gizmodo:
“Well, 34% of those non-users actually live in a house with internet access. Other than that, 48% think the web holds information irrelevant to their lives, 60% said they were uncomfortable with computers in general, and 90% just plain don’t care to be online. And, not shockingly, over two thirds (69%) of those who don’t use the internet are over the age of 65, while others may live in rural areas, have a low income, or lack a high school education.”
TRUE STORY: My grandparents just got Internet last month and learned how to use a computer for the first time, and my 85-year-old grandfather is already selling furniture on Craigslist and using Flickr. They are awesome.
Do you know anyone who doesn’t use the Internet at all, Lovelies? Older relatives, maybe? I can’t imagine, like, buying plane tickets or finding driving directions or finding out ANY INFORMATION whatsoever without it anymore…