The Internet is many things to many people. Some use it for entertainment, others for information, and some even to find true love. But in the grips of an economic recession, an increasing number of people are using the Web for help and support. That's the finding in a new report published by the Pew Internet & American Life Project titled "The Internet and the Recession
The report states that recession woes have prompted 69 percent of American adults to seek help, advice, or knowledge about the economic downturn via the Internet.
"Internet users are on a dual quest in this recession," says Lee Rainie, Pew director and co-author of the study. "They are seeking practical advice about how to survive. And they are going online to gain understanding of what went wrong with the economy." Read More