Monday, June 12, 2006

Finnish ICT use

Statistics Finland has new figures on ICT use. Interestingly, more women than men in the age group 30-49 use the internet. However, of pension-age people men are more often on the internet than women. I also was surprised to learn that internet banking isn't as common elsewhere as here. It's been a completely natural part of my every day life now for quite some time. 3 out of 4 Finnish internet users manage their finances on the net, apparently.

About three out of four, or 73 per cent, of 15 to 74-year-olds used the Internet in spring 2005 in Finland and according to Pew Internet & American Life Project, the same goes for Americans (these figures stem from 2006 though. The percentage for Americans using the internet the same period in 2005 was 66 %).

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