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Technology Trends: One-quarter Of Europeans Have Never Used the Internet

As you curse your computer for running too slowly, consider this new statistic: 25% of Europeans have never used the Internet. Ever.

More than 100 million Europeans haven't surfed, clicked, linked, tweeted, updated, shopped, sexted while driving, whatever. A pretty amazing thought, eh? Around half (give or take) of the people in Romania, Bulgaria, Portugal, Cyprus and Greece have never surfed the web, as well as 36% of Spaniards.

Europe's Internet usage leaders, meanwhile, are Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

As you imagine not being able to access your favorite "I Can Haz Cheezburger?" websites while you pretend to work (or hunt for work), feel free to access the full report, courtesy of Eurostat.

And don't overlook the 30% of Americans who still don't have any Internet access, especially in this economy. Six in 10 U.S. households with annual incomes below $25,000 do not have wired Internet access at home right now, according to new figures from the U.S. Department of Commerce. But 93% of American households earning more than $100,000 a year are busy surfing, clicking, linking, tweeting, updating, shopping, sexting while driving, whatever. So we have our own digital divide to worry about, don't we?


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