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Internet adoption rates have they exceeded that of earlier mass communication techno­logies

July 23rd, 2008

I must admit I had always had this nugget in my mind that Internet adoption rates exceeded those of earlier mass communication techno­logies (radio, tv), but I may just be clinging to one of those cybertruths.
According to Gisle Hannemyr and his report ‘A Critical Examination of Adoption Rates‘ there appear to be no major differences between the adoption rate of the Internet and the patterns of adoption for radio and tv in the past.
Through the report he has

identified the discrepancy in adoption rates as possibly resulting from trans­lations of actual data into carefully phrased re-statements of fact in support of a particular financial or political agenda.

Funny that!
Honesty on the Internet