Humanities and Social Sciences Letters

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A Study on the Internet Usage Pattern of Youths in Sikkim

Saibal Kumar Saha

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Internet is being used by people all over the world as if it is a part of their day to day activity. The smartness brought my internet and its related devices have made life of people easy and sharing knowledge, researching and reaching out to people are now within the reach of fingertips. This study aims to find the internet usage pattern of youth in Sikkim, India. Fourteen common internet activities have been identified and through a survey the usage of these activities were analysed. It has been found that more or less all the activities are used by the youth population of Sikkim. The most popular activity is use of emails and social networking sites while blogging and video calling is not that popular. Also it has been found that 67% of the users use internet for more than 3 hours per day. Hence, there is a serious risk of “internet addiction”.


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Saibal Kumar Saha (0000). A Study on the Internet Usage Pattern of Youths in Sikkim. Humanities and Social Sciences Letters, 0(0): 0. DOI:
Internet is being used by people all over the world as if it is a part of their day to day activity. The smartness brought my internet and its related devices have made life of people easy and sharing knowledge, researching and reaching out to people are now within the reach of fingertips. This study aims to find the internet usage pattern of youth in Sikkim, India. Fourteen common internet activities have been identified and through a survey the usage of these activities were analysed. It has been found that more or less all the activities are used by the youth population of Sikkim. The most popular activity is use of emails and social networking sites while blogging and video calling is not that popular. Also it has been found that 67% of the users use internet for more than 3 hours per day. Hence, there is a serious risk of “internet addiction”.
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