- The Internet beat TV two to one on influence, and eight to one over print.
- People ask other people for personal purchase advice, but for airline tickets and bigger ticket items, they prefer the corporate sites.
- Only 28% of people trust the information they read online, and yet 66% say the web helps them make better decisions. Sounds like they use the web to get information but want someone in their life to verify the decision.
- Different countries use the web differently: Germany uses more search; the UK has more social networking interest and the French, more digital communications with web cameras and instant messaging.
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