Californians love their computers

We Californians love our computers. We surf and tweet and friend and link. We have a need for (broadband) speed and can't get enough fiber … optics.

A new statewide study this week confirms that, especially in today's economy, we're using our computers more than ever.

"At a time when people are cutting back on luxuries, we seem to be seeing the computer as a necessity," said Mark Baldassare, president and CEO of the Public Policy Institute of California. "I find it remarkable that in these tough economic times Californians ... are continuing to increase their use of Internet."

In a PPIC statewide study released Wednesday, the number of California residents who own computers, have access to the Internet at home and use social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook is up from a year ago.

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