The internet has changed the way we interact with our world, but it’s not changing everything else.
What’s changed, according to a new report by financial services firm MTM Research, is the speed of communication and the pace at which it’s going.
MTM’s latest survey of more than 2,200 Australians reveals Australians are increasingly turning to social media to communicate.
“There’s a growing sense of engagement with social media, particularly on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter,” Mr Cocker said.
It’s not just Australians, Mr Coker said, but anyone can access the internet and interact with their friends.
In the survey, respondents were asked to rate how important it was to be able to chat with friends and family on the internet.
When it comes to getting involved with online social media activity, most people said it was a plus.
But there was a wide range of responses, with one-quarter of respondents saying they had never used social media.
They also said they would not use social media if they could avoid it.
More than a third of people said they used social networks because they liked them.
Mr Cocker’s research found people are also turning to video chat platforms to get information and support.
He said they were finding it hard to keep up with what’s going on in the world.