terça-feira, setembro 26, 2006

Study shows modern families grappling with technology overload

Study shows modern families grappling with technology overload: "Modern families worldwide are striving for equilibrium in lives overloaded with technology, according to a study released by Internet search titan Yahoo and OMD media firm. The AFP reports. ... The online survey was conducted during the summer and involved 4,783 respondents in 16 countries in Asia, Europe, Australia and the Americas. Computing and communications devices had people cramming an average of 43 hours' worth of activity into a typical 24-hour day by 'multi-tasking,' the survey, released Tuesday, concluded. 'Family 2.0 isn't the Cleavers of the 1950s or the futuristic Jetsons,' Yahoo vice president Michele Madansky. said. 'Father doesn't always know best. He may not have a clue about what MP3 player is the best value, but daughter can be the expert because she spent time comparison shopping prices and features online.' Division of expertise in houses has resulted in family decisions regarding purchases and other matters becoming more democratic, the survey indicated. People credited e-mail, instant messaging and mobile devices with bringing fami"

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