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South Koreans Spend 13 Hours a Week on Net

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According to the report by the Ministry of Information and Communication, South Koreans spent an average 13.3 hours a week during the first six months of this year, up 0.4 hours from a year ago.

Most of them logged onto the Internet to find information related to education and career. Emailing, online chatting, shopping and other leisure activities including gaming were also cited as main reasons for using the network, the report showed.

The Internet use rate for those under the age of 30 reached 73.6 percent, down from 86.8 percent a year ago. The figure for those in their 40s and older rose to 28.4 percent from 13.2 percent. As of the end of June, a total of 33.58 million people were using the Internet, meaning that the nation’s Internet penetration rate stood at 73.5 percent, up 1.6 percentage points from a year earlier, according to the report.

South Korea, one of the most advanced Internet nations, leads the world in the percentage of people who have broadband Internet connections. About 12 million people out of its population of 48 million have highspeed Internet access.

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Praneeth is the author of the “Digital Media News Portal” with special focus on India.

South Koreans Spend 13 Hours a Week on Net
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