More than 70% suffer from Internet eye fatigue: poll
CNATAIPEI--With more and more people going online, over 70 percent of the respondents to a recent survey have complained of eye fatigue, according to government statistics released yesterday.
January 23, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
The Research, Development and Evaluation Commission under the Executive Yuan also found that 50.5 percent of those polled think their handwriting ability has worsened, and 26 percent think their social ability has declined.
In addition, the survey found that the number of people using mobile devices to go online has risen steadily, increasing to 77.3 percent in 2012 from 41.9 percent in 2009.
The number of people going online has also shown steady growth for the fourth consecutive year.
It is estimated that the ratio of people going online in 2012 was 73 percent of the population, or 15.1 million, up by 320,000 from the previous year, with most of the growth among the 30-49 age group.
Around 84 out of 100 households have online access, according to the survey results, with 85.7 percent of the respondents going online at least once a week.