Sad virtual reality: Indians more comfortable socialising online
About 38% Indians are either just acquaintances with their neighbour or they do not even know their neighbours at all.Updated: Oct 17, 2015 13:29 IST
Indians are addicted to internet and that is no news. News, however, is that one-third of the country’s below-35 people feel more comfortable socialising online than in real life, according to a new survey.
The survey conducted by Kissanpur reveals that 65% respondents in Bengaluru said they are more comfortable with virtual socialising, followed by 33% respondents from Mumbai reiterating the same.
As many as 70% of the respondents in Bengaluru and 43% in Mumbai say they get to know about the lives of their friends and relatives mainly online.
When it comes to children, 53% Indians believe that their wards need coaxing or take very long to make new friends. This trend is largely seen in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Lucknow.
Furthermore, 38% Indians are either just acquaintances with their neighbour or they do not even know their neighbours at all. This number is significantly higher in Bengaluru with 68% agreeing with this observation, followed by Delhi and Lucknow.
They are mere strangers who share a courtesy smile or meet casually in the elevator. Some don’t even know their neighbour’s names.
First Published: Oct 17, 2015 13:28 IST