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Wondering What Most Use the Internet for? Well, It’s Not That Exciting — Survey of the Day

Why did the average American go online? For no particular reason (Ba-dum-bum).

Although this may not become the newest joke anytime soon, it’s actually a true statement. According to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 53 percent of 18- to 29-year-old Americans go online just for fun or to waste time. With 2,260 participating adults, it turns out that 58 percent of all adults go online for the same reason.

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(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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Obama Proposes Government Censorship Of The Internet

Freedom of speech - right?  How 'bout the President shutting down or limiting what's on the internet?
“The President ... may declare a cyber security emergency and order the limitation or shutdown of Internet traffic to and from any compromised Federal Government or United States Critical infrastructure information system or network,” is the clause buried deep in the bowels of the Cybersecurity Act of 2010 now before the Congress which has had one debate already in the Senate...

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‘Do a Barrel Roll’ and Other Fun Google Easter Eggs [IMAGES]

Did you know that internet mainstay Google, the search engine that gets 1 billion visitors each month, contains several carefully-hidden easter eggs? It’s true.

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(Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for DATG)
(Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for DATG)
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Online Plans For One Life To Live And All My Children Get A Launch Date

Now that they've both aired their final episodes on broadcast television, cancelled soaps All My Children and One Life To Live are getting ready for their future on the internet...

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TooFarNorth, Flickr
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Study Finds Webpages are Read By People in an F-Shaped Pattern

A new study by usability expert Jakob Nielsen reveals that when webpages are read, we read and scan the text in an F-shape.

Using eyetracking software, he found the first paragraph gets the most attention, making the top horizontal line of the F. The next paragraph only gets half the attention of the first, tracing the second shorter horizontal line of the F. And finally, we skim down the rest of the article vertically.

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What Happens on the Internet Every Minute of Every Day? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The brains at web development and design company Go-Globe created a stunning infographic that breaks down the internet activity happening every minute of the day on sites like Twitter, Google, Facebook, and Skype. And it’s kind of amazing.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Sean Gallup, Getty Images
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One in Five Smart Phone Users Don’t Use Internet on Their Device

File this under "So why in the world did you buy one?"

A survey by Ipsos OTX of 5,013 adults has found that 19 percent of smart phone owners have never used their device to access the Internet.

Furthermore, 32 percent have never used an app, assuring that their smart phone Internet experience -- for which they are presumably paying a monthly charge for -- is extremely limited.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Sean Gallup, Getty Images
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75-Year-Old Accidentally Shuts Off Armenian Internet

You know how full of rage you get when your favorite website is down or when your Internet connection is acting finicky?

Well, imagine a country-wide outage that lasted for half a day -- all because a 75-year-old woman accidentally clipped the wrong cable.

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7 Great April Fool’s Day Pranks on the Internet

It's April Fool's Day today (no, seriously!), which in recent years has morphed into God's gift to the Internet.

Today, sites everywhere are doing their best to prank unsuspecting users, and we'll be the first to admit that we've fallen for a few of them. (Thanks, Google!)

As such, we've pulled together the best jokes and gags across the web that will have you laughing all the way to April 2.

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