BBC research on Internet habits in southeast Asia
There’s been little coverage of a recent BBC World Service poll into internet usage worldwide despite its interesting findings – the main conclusion being “four in five adults questioned regard internet access as their fundamental right”.
From an Asian stand-point the research is interesting. Southeast Asia is well represented, with the 26 countries canvassed including Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.
Southeast Asian trends
A few general recurring points from the three Southeast Asian countries are below. Internet users in each are…
– concerned about content
– big users of social networking websites
– comfortable using the Internet for dating – particularly in Philippines and Indonesia
– more likely to say they can cope without the Internet, opposite of China, Japan, South Korea
The conclusions for each of the three are below in full.
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