chapter  2
13 Pages

Trends in ICTs

ByYOEL RABAN

The uptake of the Internet by households has been studied by many scholars (see Kridel et al., 1999, for example). However, explaining determinants of Internet usage and its impact on our daily life is still a challenge. More than fifteen years after the Internet has started penetrating residential markets, relatively little is known about the characteristics of usage and about the impact of usage on other daily activities.