Friday, November 10, 2006

Days of our digital lives

Statistics Canada published a study today about Canadians digital lives, called Our lives in digital times.

They didn't talk about all the MySpace going-ons, but in general we have become a very "talkative society".

All the new communications technology in the last 20 years hasn't reduced paper (it has doubled), reduced postal mail (it has been rising), or reduced telephone use (more calls then ever).

No, we just are talking a whole hell of a lot more in both the old ways and the new ways - and in the old ways with new twists.

Doubt that this is just happening in Canada (renowned for its cold & distant landscapes that forced a love of telecommunications upon us). After all who in the world can keep news like Britney and K-Fed’s breakup to themselves?

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