The latest Pew Internet and American Life survey says that whilst:
33% of internet users have paid for digital music online
33% have paid for software
21% have paid for apps for their cell phones or tablet computers
5% have paid for tools or materials to use in video or computer games
5% have paid for “cheats or codes” to help them in video games
5% have paid to access particular websites such as online dating sites or services
2% have paid for adult content
All this means is that not everybody answers questions honestly. You know how I know that? Because right above these stigmatised types of content is this line:
7% have paid for podcasts
Really? Because according to Edison Research (PDF) in 2010 23% of people had listened to a podcast.
And just under a third of them have paid for one? I’m not buying it.
As Dr House says: “People lie”.
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