Addicted to the internet
24th July 2011
As many of us are enjoying our annual summer holidays most will be certain to do one thing; go online. Whether it be social networking, checking emails, working or even reading PlanetSKI.
Last summer a survey revealed that 94% of British people going abroad for their holidays would access the internet while on holiday.
The broadband comparison site, Broadband Expert, interviewed 842 people.
This year it will undoubtedly be even more.
Just under half said they would use their mobile phone to do so; double the figure of the previous survey that was two years earlier.
The survey also found that 22% of holidaymakers would find an internet café and 17% would use a laptop.
Only 6% said they would not look at the internet at all whilst away.
So, is this good or bad?
Some might feel it is sad that people can bear to stay off the internet while others that it is brilliant to be able to remain in touch and up to date.
Here at PlanetSKI our figures just keep going up and up even though it is the summer and the holiday period.
Last month we were rather pleased when 1,200 people looked at the site on one single day in June. We mentioned it here.
And then in the first week of July we had well over 1,000 people every day, including one day when 1,600 people looked on a single day.
In the middle Saturday of the month we had 2,334.
July was one of our busiest months ever and we reckon things will slow down a bit in August, but not by much.
As the holiday period approaches we will carry on putting up on the site things that are of interest – some about the mountains and others have absolutely nothing to do with skiing or snowboarding, but just take our fancy.
Our writers and the news desk may want some time off but it seems the most important people, you the reader, want us to carry on. Holidays or not.
So yes, we will be on the internet too as we head off for our holidays.
Expect to hear from Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden and a few other places beside.
For the spirit of the mountains