Lest you think Internet users are wasting away their days in front of multiple screens, a new study
shows that Internet users are more likely to be active with some kind of volunteer organization or group.
About 80 percent of Internet users participate in some sort of volunteer group, compared to 56 percent of non-Web users, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Social-media users, meanwhile, are even more likely, with 82 percent of social network users and 85 percent of Twitter users taking part in volunteer activity.
The increased participation in groups or organizations is likely due to the fact that volunteer information is readily available on the Web. Of the 2,303 adults surveyed by Pew, 72 percent of Web users said the Internet had a major impact on their ability to communicate with members. Another 68 percent said it greatly impacted efforts to draw attention to an issue.Read More