The study was conducted on European households with at least one person aged 16-74. And the study found out that 90% of those who used the Internet on a regular basic have high formal education. Age-wise though, the numbers are insignificant but it is also worth noting that most of these people belong to the 16-24 age range.
But of course the study was European-based and we could probably assume that Europe probably has one of the highest literacy rate among the developed countries. So, it is rather no disturbing if majority of those who spend time online are educated because their difference with the not-so-educated Europeans may not be that huge.
But what if this study is to be carried out in the developing countries where literacy is inferior with that of the European countries. Of course, the result might be the same. But what is not so comforting is the fact that if education plays a vital role into IT literacy and usage, what happens now with the majority of uneducated people in the developing countries? Will they be given a chance to learn about technology and how it can change one’s daily life?
And how could the developing countries cope up with the technological revolution if majority of their population remains uneducated and technologically deprived?