63% of Italians surfing Web, report says
Smart phones and social networks increasingly popular11 October, 12:37
The 11th report on mass media and communication released by the two organizations found that 97.4% of Italians watch television, with 8.7% more preferring satellite television this year compared to 2012, an additional 3.1% watching Web TV and 4.3% more mobile TV users. Cell phone users grew 4.5% this year with smart phones registering an even more significant increase of 12.2% in just one year. The report found that 39.9% of Italians now use a smart phone.
Also, 63.5% of the population surf the Web, up 1.4% from last year; 69.8% of Web users have a Facebook profile, 61% use YouTube and 15.2% are on Twitter.
The report highlighted a significant technological gap between youths and the elderly with 90.4% of Italians under 30 using the Internet compared to only 21.1% of those aged over 65.