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(Government Technology)   Study finds 92 percent of people online use email and search. Soooo, WTF are the other 8 percent doing?   ( govtech.com) divider line
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2011-08-10 12:50:42 PM  

FuturePastNow: The same things, they just don't have any understanding of what they're doing.


This is probably true. Search? No, they just use the Google. Email? No, but they check their messages at yahoo, or, god forbid, AOL.
 
2011-08-10 12:50:57 PM  

tv_news_guy: Is it too hard to imagine Farkers spending 8 percent of their time drinking? That's what they're doing.


on the internet? I mean I consider t he people on Fark "someone" when I am drinking so no one can ever say I am drinking alone but I don't think that qualifies as drinking online, does it?
 
2011-08-10 12:51:41 PM  
My grandmother hates the computer, because the keyboard reminds of her the time where she had to learn typing. My grandfather only uses his computer to check his stocks. My mother doesn't like the computer, and thinks sending e-mail, googling and social networking is s pain. I'm so glad I got my computer knowledge from my Dad's side of the family, where they computers internetz and Macs.
 
2011-08-10 12:58:32 PM  
I believe based on my own experience with 'users' that of the remaining 8% at least half simply did not understand the question. They probably can use the computer reasonably well to accomplish their tasks but are utterly incapable of describing what they are doing or naming their tools. I am talking of the sort of people who report a 'network problem' that in the end get solved by putting some more paper into the printer or who complain that "Word is broken" after somebody removed the monitor from their desk. They might not even be stupid, but they simply might have used the wrong terms for so long that you no longer can convince them that their PC-case is not called a CPU.

They might not be using 'search' or 'email' but they use outlook express and yahoo!
 
2011-08-10 12:58:46 PM  

unicron702: Bunnyhat: My uncle bought my 87 year old grandmother a laptop.

I've tried teaching her to use it 5 or 6 times now.

It's a waste of time at this point.

What'll really chap your ass is grandma believing age has everything to do with the ability to fix her computer. I have 15 year of IT employment under my belt, grandma wont let me near it. My 50 year old uncle, a construction worker, gets the call instead. Nothing ever gets fixed, she keeps calling him, I give up.

Of course this is coming from the woman that believed my Nintendo was going to break her TV.



LOL 1st thing I thought of...
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-08-10 12:59:21 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-08-10 12:59:42 PM  

unicron702: Bunnyhat: My uncle bought my 87 year old grandmother a laptop.

I've tried teaching her to use it 5 or 6 times now.

It's a waste of time at this point.

What'll really chap your ass is grandma believing age has everything to do with the ability to fix her computer. I have 15 year of IT employment under my belt, grandma wont let me near it. My 50 year old uncle, a construction worker, gets the call instead. Nothing ever gets fixed, she keeps calling him, I give up.

Of course this is coming from the woman that believed my Nintendo was going to break her TV.


that generation is like that. My mother always complains to me how I never call her for advice on things like parenting. I tell her that I don't need her advice I have a vast resource of knowledge at my finger tips or a doctor that has 24 hrs on-call service.

now when my kid has a tooth ache, I can take the shot of whisky and just rub ora-jel on thier teeth.
 
2011-08-10 01:00:37 PM  
The other 8% only log in to play Free Realms or WoW.
 
2011-08-10 01:02:36 PM  

chookbillion: posting spider pictures in fark threads.


bugguide.net
 
2011-08-10 01:03:28 PM  

ZAZ: WTF are the other 8 percent doing?

Real work


Real work that never requires using a search or checking email? I find that difficult to believe.
 
2011-08-10 01:06:09 PM  

Braindeath: Scerpes: Less risky? Of stumbling into some scary ass shiat?

I realized yesterday that I have not seen any transsexual midget porn.

Link anyone?


Is that transformers and midgets or transformer midgets?
 
2011-08-10 01:07:03 PM  
Oh, come one. We all know that 73% of statistics are made up on the spot...
 
2011-08-10 01:09:45 PM  

moike: Linoleum_Blownapart: My brother plays Medal of Honor and World of Warcraft, and never, ever does anything else on the internet. If we want to email him something we have to send it to his wife.

I call bullshiat...


Ha!
 
2011-08-10 01:10:29 PM  
When you already know the domain name is lemonparty.org, you don't really need to search any more...
 
2011-08-10 01:10:37 PM  

exick: ZAZ: WTF are the other 8 percent doing?

Real work

Real work that never requires using a search or checking email? I find that difficult to believe.


Yeah, I don't think there are too many workplaces these days that don't heavily rely on e-mail. Searches too, nobody here is looking through a paper McMaster Carr catalog when they can look up the part they need online.
 
2011-08-10 01:13:56 PM  
I was going to call this plausible until I remembered you need an email account to sign up for facebook.
 
2011-08-10 01:14:31 PM  

nekom: exick: ZAZ: WTF are the other 8 percent doing?

Real work

Real work that never requires using a search or checking email? I find that difficult to believe.

Yeah, I don't think there are too many workplaces these days that don't heavily rely on e-mail. Searches too, nobody here is looking through a paper McMaster Carr catalog when they can look up the part they need online.


I have been told "According to google, that's how you're supposed to account for it" It makes more sense than pulling out a huge book of accounting rules.
 
2011-08-10 01:17:33 PM  

Electric_Banana: Sticky Hands: ya'll don't use search to find porn?

Some "people" that I know don't use search engines. They just go to a tube site such as X Hamster or Tube Galore and browse the categories. Much less risky that way.



*Looks around nervously*

/*Cut...paste*
//*scurries away*
 
2011-08-10 01:17:48 PM  
The other 8% use "My Internet" and didn't understand the question. My Internet is down. My Internet didn't show up this morning. I sent a message to His Internet.
 
2011-08-10 01:18:16 PM  
Looking to remove the malware caused by surfing for porn.
 
2011-08-10 01:19:35 PM  
Masturbating furiously?

/Had to be said
 
2011-08-10 01:19:40 PM  

Sticky Hands: ya'll don't use search to find porn?


have not used search for porn in years. If I ever get tired of the place I like today, I just consult a fark thread and I will have a new favorite place in minutes.

/uses search almost everyday
//uses email EVERY day*
*except those days when I go so far out "there" my phone wont even work
 
2011-08-10 01:20:54 PM  
Well for me I do use search, but 97% of my usage is VPN, Netflix and Hulu. Fark is actually a small part.
 
2011-08-10 01:21:05 PM  
Zombo.com?

/you can do anything at zombocom
//the infinite is possible
///the unattainable is unknown
 
2011-08-10 01:21:17 PM  

MoronLessOff: moike: Linoleum_Blownapart: My brother plays Medal of Honor and World of Warcraft, and never, ever does anything else on the internet. If we want to email him something we have to send it to his wife.

I call bullshiat...

Ha!


Uh, okay. Is it really that weird that he just plays video games? He doesn't like to read, so he avoids it if he can. That, and his wife is firmly convinced that every male on the internet is a criminal and a pervert.

I used to play WoW with him. While he was constantly raiding, and had tons of high end loot, his spec was all over the place because he never read any of the forums.
 
2011-08-10 01:21:29 PM  
Middle aged woman at Best Buy to some assistant manager:

"Where can I get Google?"
"Google... the search engine?"
"Yeah, I bought a new computer, but it doesn't have Google, and my sister is always telling me to use it, so I'd like to get it."
"Google... is a website. Do you have internet access?"
"Yeah, I have the internet, and the Explorer, but I want Google too."
"Google is a website, just type Google.com in the address bar."
"So I have to buy it from the website, they don't have it in stores anymore?"
"It's free. It's a free website."
"Hmm. Ok, I'll try it."
 
2011-08-10 01:23:37 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: lennavan: porn

No, that doesn't explain it. You have to search for "three way teen elderly anal fisting HD video."


Not if you have direct bookmarks to all of the best teen elderly anal fisting HD videos already.

I am the 8%. And I am fapping just as much as you other 92%.
 
2011-08-10 01:23:57 PM  

StupidPopMediaReference: Masturbating furiously?

/Had to be said


Hmmmm it's always "happily" over here. Added bonus no 'cuddling and useless chatter in my ear' like, what I'm thinking or what to wear to her sister's for dinner tomorrow!
 
2011-08-10 01:26:34 PM  
FTFA - "61% of adults use the internet; whereas, in 2002, 49% of adults were online" -

How many BECAME adults in those 9 years? About the same percentage, I'd say.

In my late 20s, I took college computer classes. In the lab, we studied transistor logic, AND, OR, NAND, and NOR gates. and those new-fangled integrated circuits.

/Yeah, I'm old
//lawn, etc...
///still studying
 
2011-08-10 01:27:44 PM  

Linoleum_Blownapart: Uh, okay. Is it really that weird that he just plays video games? He doesn't like to read, so he avoids it if he can. That, and his wife is firmly convinced that every male on the internet is a criminal and a pervert.

I used to play WoW with him. While he was constantly raiding, and had tons of high end loot, his spec was all over the place because he never read any of the forums.


No it's that he only plays video games and claims to have a wife. :P

She also sounds... Different. :)

/Perverts yes, criminals not so much.
 
2011-08-10 01:28:36 PM  

lennavan: porn


ArkAngel: more porn


rcantley: a veritable shiat-ton of porn

 
2011-08-10 01:28:38 PM  
i1080.photobucket.com
 
2011-08-10 01:29:43 PM  
In capitalist America, email uses you!
 
2011-08-10 01:29:45 PM  

Scerpes: Braindeath: Scerpes: Less risky? Of stumbling into some scary ass shiat?

I realized yesterday that I have not seen any transsexual midget porn.

Link anyone?

Is that transformers and midgets or transformer midgets?


transformer midgets but I'll take whatever anyone has.
 
2011-08-10 01:30:47 PM  

Teen Wolf Blitzer: Middle aged woman at Best Buy to some assistant manager:

"Where can I get Google?"
"Google... the search engine?"
"Yeah, I bought a new computer, but it doesn't have Google, and my sister is always telling me to use it, so I'd like to get it."
"Google... is a website. Do you have internet access?"
"Yeah, I have the internet, and the Explorer, but I want Google too."
"Google is a website, just type Google.com in the address bar."
"So I have to buy it from the website, they don't have it in stores anymore?"
"It's free. It's a free website."
"Hmm. Ok, I'll try it."



She didn't know about something that just started in 1998? KILL HER!!!
 
2011-08-10 01:32:06 PM  
The others type their porn URLs in directly?

/can't email with one hand
 
2011-08-10 01:32:44 PM  

cherryl taggart: We're on FARK of course.


So the internet goes to other places other than Fark? I thought people made up the articles and the headlines here.
 
2011-08-10 01:32:47 PM  
you don't have to go to a search engine to find porn. though it can be done.
 
2011-08-10 01:33:42 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Teen Wolf Blitzer: Middle aged woman at Best Buy to some assistant manager:

"Where can I get Google?"
"Google... the search engine?"
"Yeah, I bought a new computer, but it doesn't have Google, and my sister is always telling me to use it, so I'd like to get it."
"Google... is a website. Do you have internet access?"
"Yeah, I have the internet, and the Explorer, but I want Google too."
"Google is a website, just type Google.com in the address bar."
"So I have to buy it from the website, they don't have it in stores anymore?"
"It's free. It's a free website."
"Hmm. Ok, I'll try it."


She didn't know about something that just started in 1998? KILL HER!!!


That middle-aged woman was... me

:(
 
2011-08-10 01:35:08 PM  
I think that 8% are people over 70 who really don't care about anything other than their grandchildren's Facebook pages and a couple of websites that interest them. And believe it or not, there are still millions of Americans who do not have a computer and do not want one. I know several people who simply go to the public library when they need to use a computer.
 
2011-08-10 01:36:48 PM  
So...what are the free, safe websites for pron? Or am I just asking for lip service?

/I expect every scammer in the tubes to pipe in.
//and the bremalos from Nebraska
 
2011-08-10 01:36:55 PM  
Tyler Durden doesn't need internet for fun
 
2011-08-10 01:37:24 PM  

btraz70: chookbillion: posting spider pictures in fark threads.

[bugguide.net image 560x420]


Ooohhh, seven legged spider! I heard that you can sell seven legged spider pics on Ebay for a tidy sum.
 
2011-08-10 01:40:27 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: lennavan: porn

No, that doesn't explain it. You have to search for "three way teen elderly anal fisting HD video."


no0b
 
2011-08-10 01:43:29 PM  
iTUnES> ONLY ACCEPTABLE ANSWER>
 
2011-08-10 01:45:39 PM  
The other 8% are happy...
 
2011-08-10 01:46:10 PM  
skullkrusher on the internet?

What? You are saying there are folks on the internet that don't drink? Who? You might have your expectations set a tad high considering this is Fark.
 
2011-08-10 01:47:11 PM  

aevert: Sticky Hands: ya'll don't use search to find porn?

I'm so good at internet porn I don't need to search. I just type a URL and it takes me to something I like.

/8%er


www.subbysmum.com
 
2011-08-10 01:53:55 PM  

nekom: Searches too, nobody here is looking through a paper McMaster Carr catalog when they can look up the part they need online.


Doesn't stop them from sending me three of those bricks a year. Hm, what should I do with this? Oh yeah, throw it in the recycle bin.
 
2011-08-10 01:59:06 PM  

tburt: cherryl taggart: We're on FARK of course.

So the internet goes to other places other than Fark? I thought people made up the articles and the headlines here.


Almost all of them are real. Michelle Bachmann was created by this guy called Weaver and this other guy called Darth Brooks. They invented Michelle Bachmann just to troll this dude named Winterwhile. It's pretty sweet to watch!
 
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