According to a survey by the Center for the Digital Future at USC, a majority of US users say the Internet has made them more productive, and that number is increasing every year. In the year 2000, 57% said the Internet had improved their productivity “a lot” or “somewhat.” That number jumped to 71% in 2007.


According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 28% of Americans have Internet access at work. The majority of those are aged 30-49, are college graduates, and earn more than $75,000 a year. A Nielsen Online survey (see results below) found that they averaged 67 online sessions and spent approximately 89 hours online per month. They visited 131 different domains, viewing each site for a minute, on average.


Are all those 131 Web sites really work related? Is there a downside to all this Internet activity? What do you see as the impact of the Internet on your work?

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