what norwegians do online
Pew Internet provides lots of data on how Americans use the internet, but there aren’t a lot of statistics online about Norwegian conditions. Most of the stats at Statistics Norway are about access and speeds and employment and technical details, and I can’t find much on what people do online. SSB: Norsk mediebarometer does present some statistics, and I found this table in the PDF you can download from their summary.
Social activities or participating in communities doesn’t seem to have been an option in the questionaire. A pity, because according to Pew, 84% of Americans say they’ve “used the Internet to contact or get information from a group”. I suppose group could mean many things, but knowing that 56% of the people who’d contacted a group online say they “joined an online group after they began communicating with it over the Internet”, I think we can safely assume we’re talking about communities. It would be very interesting to know whether Norwegians use the web similarly.