Thursday, May 04, 2006

Koreans and the Internet

I've often noted that Korea is "wired." High Internet use is a hallmark of contemporary Korean society. This survey notes the impact of the Internet in Korea

About one third of South Koreans or 34 percent consider the Internet as their primary source of news, according to an international poll.

The figure is considerably higher than the 9 percent world average and the second-ranked U.S., where 14 percent choose to go online first.

Using interviews conducted between March 10 and April 4, the BBC/Reuters/Media Center polled 10,230 people in 10 countries to survey issues of trust in and of the media.

The poll results were announced in London on Wednesday.

Among countries polled were the United Kingdom, the United States, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Nigeria and South Korea.

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