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Canada Craves Internet More Than Booze

But far fewer people say they'd be willing to give up sex to get online, a new survey reveals.

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By McCarton Ackerman

05/09/12

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What would you do for internet access? That question was posed to Canadians in an online poll conducted by Rogers Communications and the results show just how addicted to the internet they might be. Thirty four percent of the participants were willing to forgo alcohol for regular internet access, while 31% would part with chocolate and another 27% would forgo coffee to stay connected. The slightly more disturbing findings showed that 6% of the participants would forgo sex and another 4% would give up bathing daily or having regular personal contact with other people to stay logged on. "The Internet is indispensable to us today and we have yet to see its full potential," says Robert Switzman, Senior Director Emerging Business, Rogers Communications. "From apps that monitor cholesterol to fridges that automatically order groceries, the Internet is becoming the backbone of all connections in the world around us, and will continue to evolve how we go about our daily lives." As for the sexless, socially isolated and stinky 10% of the poll, they may simply be holding out for some apps to be developed that will help them bathe and fornicate.

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