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Net spend is a priority before food; LIFESTYLE.

SEVEN out of 10 people would cut back on food rather than the internet to save cash, a survey found.

More than half of families play computer games every week and a third surf the net To browse the Internet. The most common Internet browsing today is done on the Web. Before the Web, the Internet was "surfed" via Archie, Gopher, WAIS and other search facilities. See surfing and how to access the Internet.  together.

The study found households spend pounds 3,000 a year on gadgets with an average 1.6 PCs per home.

Almost 3.4 million parents rely on social network sites such as Facebook and MySpace The most popular social networking site on the Web, especially for teenagers and people under 30. Founded in 2003 by Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe, MySpace was acquired by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation via its $500 million purchase of parent company Intermix in 2005.  to stay in touch with their kids.

Telecom group O2 polled 1,000 people for its Digital Families report out today.

Almost seven out of 10 said technology played a vital role in helping them bond and stay in touch while eight out of 10 felt mobile phones made organising family life easier..
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 5, 2009
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