Ofcom – Communications Market 2008 NI Report

Ofcom have published their detailed Communications Market report for the nations and regions across the UK.  The key themes from Northern Ireland can be found here.  I’ve included a few for your quick reference:

“Three in ten adults in Northern Ireland have watched video content online

A quarter of adults in Northern Ireland have accessed mobile internet…

Social networking is highest in Londonderry/Derry

Two-thirds of people in Northern Ireland watch ROI channels

Per head, spend on Northern Ireland-originated output was three times the UK average…

Listening to BBC local / national radio is highest in the UK

BBC Radio Ulster and Radio Foyle the most popular local radio stations”

The full report (pdf) can be downloaded here.

Silver surfers look for love online

It’s not only love!  Research by Virgin Media found that:

“82% of silver surfers admitted the internet had given them a new lease of life by helping them find new friends (21%) and learn new skills and hobbies (69%)”

Read the full article online at the Lancashire Evening Post (http://www.lep.co.uk)