As Web’s 25th anniversary approaches, 87 pc Americans are online

Washington, Mar. 2: A majority of American adults use the Internet, a new survey has found.

According to a Pew Research Center survey, nearly 87 percent of Americans use the web, as the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web approaches.

The number is a significant change compared to the 42 percent of U.S. adults who had never heard of the Internet in 1995.

Six years after Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist, introduced the idea of the World Wide Web, PC World reports.

The survey showed that 90 percent of those surveyed said the Internet has been good for them, and 76 percent said it has been good for society.

However, while 67 percent said the Internet strengthened communications with their friends and family, 18 percent said it hurt those relationships, the report added. (ANI)