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A Study on the Internet Usage Pattern of Youths in Sikkim

A Study on the Internet Usage Pattern of Youths in Sikkim
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Author(s): Saibal Kumar Saha (Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim Manipal University, India) and Sangita Saha (Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim Manipal University, India)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 13
Source title: Handbook of Research on Developing Circular, Digital, and Green Economies in Asia
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (The University of Oviedo, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8678-5.ch006

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Abstract

Internet is being used by people all over the world. It has become a part of their day-to-day activity. The smartness brought by internet and its related devices have made life of people easy. Sharing knowledge, researching, and reaching out to people are now within the reach of fingertips. This study aims to find the internet usage pattern of youth in Sikkim, India. Fourteen internet activities have been identified and through a survey. The usage of these activities was analysed for the youth population in Sikkim, India. It has been found that, more or less, all the activities are used by the youth population of Sikkim. The most popular activity is use of emails and social networking sites while blogging and video calling is not too popular. In addition, it has been found that 67% of the users use internet for more than 3 hours per day. Hence, there also is a serious risk of “internet addiction.”

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