65% netizens in India are internet addicts: Study by Telenor

According to a study, conducted by telecom service provider Telenor, as many as 65% of Indian netizens are internet addicts. While, 94% of Indian netizens feel that internet has improved their lives in the same way 40% think spreading rumours is the most annoying internet habit among Indian netizens. Surprisingly, 33% Indians also hate excessive selfie-takers against the regional average of 21%.

In point of fact, Telenor has conducted a survey to learn more about their customers in their commitment to provide a positive digital future for all. The internet behavioral survey was conducted  across India, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. From profanity-tolerance levels to selfie-approval ratings, respondents across the region replied about what they love and loathe most about the net.

“This survey gives us a very stimulating way to look at who are our customers are and their online preferences. As online access increases in the country, it is great to see that 94% of the Indians surveyed say that Internet has improved their lives – the highest percentage among the surveyed nations. As technology evolves, so do our people and our cyber interactions. I think that Indian people are aware of their online behavior and want to make sure that the net remains an inclusive and regulated domain,” says Sharad Mehrotra, CEO, Telenor India.