Tuesday, December 16, 2008

For women, the Internet is better than sex ...

Well, OK, maybe that's a slight overstatement, as it's based on a teeny poll conducted by Harris Interactive. 

Said poll, which you can read about in more detail on CNet, found that a not-insignificant percentage of adult women (46 percent -- almost half!)  would rather give up sex than the Internet for two weeks.  The number of men with the same preference was much lower (quel surprise!) at 30 percent.  (In case you're very interested in this topic: Numbers for various age groups also are broken out in the article, with more details provided in a press release from Intel, which sponsored the poll.)

While it may not be earth-shattering info, what this does confirm is the growing importance of the Web in our lives, especially for the younger demographic (Gen Y and beyond).  

Now,  I really doubt that the poll asked the respondents WHAT exactly they would be using the Internet for during those two weeks ... doesn't surfing for porn count as sex?  Just asking .... 


BeverlyM said...

I had to chuckle when I saw the results of this poll. First of all, do you know anyone who was surveyed? Next, what age group of women are we talking about? As a veteran journalist who knows how polling is done, I don't put much creedence into them since it tends to reflect such a very small sampling of the entire population.

HOWEVER--real people that I know are answering mt Twitter vs. Sex question. Please feel free to leave your response.

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