70% of young Brits log onto social networking sites
Over 70% of 18-24 year-olds in UK with internet access at home say they log on to sites such as MySpace, Bebo or Facebook regularly, but only 6% of the over 65s. Social networking is already the seventh most widespread internet activity, carried on by 35% of all home internet users, but one of the most strongly age-related. Over 36% of broadband homes are already using social networking against only 14% of dial-up ones. This suggests there are about 5.3 mln homes enjoying internet social networking in the UK, of which barely 200,000 still rely on dial-up, Point Topic says.