NEWS

Students mostly surf for music

Nearly 70 percent of Athens university students regularly use the Internet, mostly to download music or computer programs, according to research made public this week. A survey by Panteion University’s media department found that 67 percent of students enrolled at Athens University, Panteion and the Athens University of Economics and Business spend over five hours a week on the Internet. A total 63 percent said they visited sites to download music files, and 54 percent for various programs – although 50 percent said they were afraid of computer viruses. Some 57 percent use the Web to find information regarding their field of study, 55 percent for their amusement, 47 percent for general information, 44 percent to keep in touch with friends and family through e-mail and 26 percent for their work. Complaints focused on slow connection speeds (54 percent) and advertising (29 percent). Most – 59 percent – surf the net for an average five hours a week, 26 percent for 5-10 hours, 10 percent for 10-15 hours and 5 percent for over 15 hours.