PC ownership has hit 70% in the UK and just shy of half of all online teenagers are on social networking sites according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics.
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The latest Social Trends figures from the ONS showed that home computer ownership had risen from 29% of the population in 1998 to 70% by 2007. There have also been corresponding rises in the numbers of people connected to the internet.
Mobile phones have also increased, hitting 78% of all UK households in 2007 compared to just 20% a decade earlier.
Drilling down into behavioural patterns more men used the web than women with a third of males admitting to watching TV or listening to the radio via the internet.
The next generation also showed signs of embracing technology with 49% of all 8- to 17-year-olds with access to the web having a profile on a social networking site.
"As ownership of home computers increased (from 29% to 70%) so has the proportion of households that have an internet connection (from less than 10% to 61%)," stated the ONS report.
A version of this story originally appeared on Microscope.