Internet access just as important as food and sleep, study finds

By Shawn Knight · 24 replies
Jun 18, 2013
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  1. Most of us would agree that Internet access plays a significant role in our day-to-day lives but is it really more important than food or sleep? That apparently appears to be the case based on a recent study released by...

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  2. MrBlkfx1

    MrBlkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 863   +204

    Lol. You'd think food & sex not food & internet. At Least, now we know the priorities of men in the UK. Personally, If I had to pick between shelter,food and internet. I'd do what any normal thinking human being would do and and put internet at the very bottom of the priority list.
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    I suppose it's a good thing that we think the internet is so important. It means no one taking the poll has ever had to go without food or shelter. 1st world problems :)
  4. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    I found this study to be nothing short of a comical ridiculous waste. Like most polls, its mostly junk with little to no actual relevant data.
    And the 42% thing? Take away thier food and shelter concretely so they starve and freeze and then we'll see if that number changes.
    Good article for some bogus skewed crapalicious info to get clicks, this is Techspot and not Yahoo correct?
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  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    Are we going for sensationalist news?
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,703

    I gotta say, I'm with you on this one.
  7. Let's not lie here, internet is better than sex becasue we replace it waching some red websites (that eliminates need for it). Food is being replaced by coca-cola to stay up late and all hyped-up and sleep is replaced marginwith dozing-off while you're watching some kitty playing piano on youtube so I agree with this poll :)
  8. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +56

    I'm sure food and shelter always is number one and two priority for most intelligent males and females.

    Another useless tabloid poll then.
  9. How much did TP Link pay for this publicity stunt? I live in the UK and can categorically tell you that TP Link are not a Broadband provider!! Anyone with an ounce of product sense knows that they manufacture and supply routers etc. The ads at the bottom of the article might just possibly be a give away!?

    This is just the kind of garbage journalism that we are being fed these days. Utter crap! Come on Tech Spot, smarten up and get your facts straight!!

    I love the comment “As our recent research shows, in the current increasingly digital world, quick and easy connectivity is one of the main concerns in people’s minds in the UK,” said Eric Wang, Country Manager at TP-Link."

    Yeah right! I bump into people every day whose main concern is about Internet connectivity! The fact that banks, government and oil companies are robbing us blind day in day out pales into insignificance. Even if this was a real poll, I hardly think that a sample of "3000" justifies their "findings." We may be a small island but there are 60 million people crammed on it. (n)
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,017   +2,546

    Oh no, I'll sleep out in the yard under a pile of leaves before I do without internet. Trolling is my life, can't you tell?

    Wait, I'll sleep under a bridge! Yeah, under a bridge, that's the ticket........;)
  11. dcnc123

    dcnc123 TS Enthusiast Posts: 57

    Top to bottom... :D

    Food > sleep > internet(I can live without internet.. )
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,017   +2,546

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, the first sign of addiction is denying it....:oops:
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,703

    I'm not addicted. Sheesh, how many time have I gotta say so? Honest!!
  14. hammer2085

    hammer2085 TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Taking care of sex is easy. It the job for my 'right hand', man!
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  15. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    I wonder if they bothered to poll starving & homeless people. I have my doubts.
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,017   +2,546

    I wonder if anybody actually funded this crap.If so, this has taken malfeasance and misappropriation of funds to a whole 'nuther level of money pissed up a wall.
  17. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    I'm not addicted either but I'm sick & tired of my wino's buddies using my modem connection as a washline. I keep losing comm's. I'll have to figure out a way to beg for a wi-fi connection instead.
  18. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    I agree. I also wonder if an actual survey was undertaken. If it was, it was probably a half hearted affair.
  19. GuyDalziel

    GuyDalziel TS Member

    Dedicating more time to something doesn't mean that it's more important. I work for 9 hours a day which is more than I sleep, so working must be more important, right? Granted I don't really choose to work 9 hours a day, but then I don't choose to sleep 7 hours a day either; it's simply the amount of time I find that I need to be ready to start the day.

    Is eating less important to someone if they spend less time doing it? Is sleeping less important to me compared to someone who spends 12 hours a day doing it? This study is seriously flawed.
  20. LOL! I was thinking the same thing. Yahoo! is the one that usually posts this kind of garbage
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,017   +2,546

    Yeah well, this is the problem with the internet. It takes you away from actual sex with a real partner!

    OTOH, you don't have to listen to a bunch of crap, and there's no "honey do list".

    You don't have to engage in mortal combat for miladies hand.

    You bathroom won't be filled with a bunch of junk that makes you sneeze

    You' never get an STD.

    And the women on the internet are way, way better looking than you're going to be able to catch in real life. Plus, they'll never get old or fat. They'd be replaced before that happened. (*).

    Oh, never mind. All hands on deck, so to speak.

    (*)(Unless BBWs are your thing. In which case they're have a border collie herd them in front of the camera for you).
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  22. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,935   +764

    IMHO, the people in this survey are addicted. I'm sure it is not long before IA - Internet Anonymous springs up everywhere.

    Then again, it does not sound like this study is capable of standing up to scientific rigor. Still, I think it would be interesting to study this more as to why people responded the way that they did.

    Internet access, IMHO, is certainly not more important than food. In fact, our society has not changed so much that internet access is something that one cannot live without. Internet access can make some things considerably easier; however, if anyone thinks that they cannot live without it, I would call that an addiction.
  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,017   +2,546

    Not really! If some imbecile came up to me with mic in hand, blabbering about, "what's more important, food, shelter, or internet access, I might tell him , "oh, definitely internet", just to shine him on and get him out of my face. Hey, somebody with good sense would simply call the police.
  24. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,703

    Why captain, you have plenty of good sense. ;)
  25. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    No kidding. American's are beyond spoiled. I think that is the ultimate conclusion to be had from this survey.
  26. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,017   +2,546

    "America, excellence in stupidity"!

    As a motto for the back of our money, "E pluribus unum" certainly has nothing to recommend it over that.

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