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Over 70 percent experience online eye fatigue: poll

Over 70 percent experience online eye fatigue: poll

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) 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 Tuesday.
The Research, Development and Evaluation Commission under the Executive Yuan also found that 50.5 percent 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. The top three online destinations named by the respondents were daily information (85.9 percent), social networks (74.3 percent), and real-time communications (70.1 percent).
The commission has conducted a digital gap survey every year since 2001, and the latest survey was conducted based on calls to 13,257 people over 12 years old between July 26 and Aug. 30, 2012. The margin of error was plus or minus 0.8 percentage points.
(By Hsieh Chia-chen and Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2021-07-27 13:17 GMT+08:00