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Is the fact we’re spending more time online really such a bad thing?

The media response to a new Ofcom report warns of addiction and isolation. But the internet is here to stay—so let's let it bring us together

By Kate Devlin  

We use the internet for everything from banking to arranging our social lives. Photo: Pixabay/Prospect composite

You’re reading this online—the same way that two-thirds of adults in the UK like to keep up-to-date with the news. More than likely, you’re reading it on a mobile device—now the main way of accessing the Internet. The desktop is fast becoming a relic.

And, in all likelihood, you’re reading this on your commute: seven out of ten people use their smartphones as they travel.

Ofcom’s recent Communication Market Report—an annual statistical survey…

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