Home is the most
preferred choice for accessing information on the web in India.
Although, Bangalore and Delhi have the highest PC penetration,
Chennai tops the internet usage from home with 75 percent of its
residents accessing the web from home. Among mini metros, Ahmedabad
(63 percent) leads in internet access at home.
the 'Web 2.0 survey' conducted by Tata Consultancy Services among
around 14,000 high school children, it was revealed that the new
generation has shifted its social and academic life online. "The TCS
Generation Web 2.0 survey confirms that today's students are
shifting their academic and social life online and embracing the
digital world as true digital natives," said S. Ramadorai, Chief
Executive and Managing Director of TCS.
The survey was conducted across 14,000 high school children between
the age group of 12-18 in 12 cities across the country. It said
about 80 percent of the students surveyed have access to mobile
phones and have embraced Web 2.0 tools like blogs and social
networking sites. In fact, Kolkata (24 percent) tops internet access
In the mini metros, cyber cafes are the primary access points, and
Cochin (65 percent) tops this category. Internet access from school
is highest in Delhi and among mini metros, Ahmedabad leads in
internet usage from school.
Among other findings of the survey, it was found that Bangalore has
the highest ipod/digital music player penetration nationally. Also,
U.S. is the most preferred destination among student with at least
40 percent wanting to go there.