The level of PC ownership has hit 70% in the UK and just shyof half of all online teenagers are on social networking sites according to thelatest figures from the Office of National Statistics.
The latest Social Trends figures from the ONS showed that home computer ownershiphad risen from 29% of the population in 1998 to 70% by 2007.
There have alsobeen corresponding rises in the numbers of people connected to the Internet.
Mobilephones have also increased hitting 78% of all UK householdsin 2007 compared to just 20% a decade earlier.
Drilling down into behavioural patterns more men used theweb than women with a third of males admitting to watching TV or listening tothe radio via the Internet.
The next generation also showed signs of embracingtechnology with 49% of all 8 to 17 year-olds with access to the web had aprofile on a social networking site.
“Asownership of home computers increased (from 29 per cent to 70 per cent) so has theproportion of households that have an Internet connection (from less than 10per cent to 61 per cent),” stated the ONS report.