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Pew Internet study reveals recession trends

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Recession still getting you down?  Have you had your fill of doom and gloom headlines and are you getting rather sick of thinking about all these economic woes?

Then you’re certainly not alone. In tough times past Hollywood, fiction writers and the entertainment industry as a whole have tended to do rather well as people seek to escape the harsh realities of life.

This time round folks are flocking to the internet to help forget their troubles, according to a recent study out of America.

The report entitled The Internet and the Recession published by The Pew Internet and American Life Project, a not-for-profit research organisation in the USA, shows that three quarters of Internet users have been going online to relax and take their minds off pressing economic issues.

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