Young women are now the most dominant group online in the UK, according to new research from net measurement firm Nielsen/NetRatings.
Women in the 18 - 34 age group account for 18% of all online Britons.
They also spend the most time online - accounting for 27% more of the total UK computer time than their male counterparts.
Of UK males active online, the 50+ age group is the most prevalent.
The breakthrough of these groups will come as a surprise to many who regard the internet as being largely dominated by young men.
I must admit I am quite surprised to see that, id have thought it was pretty equal, with maybe men spending more time online as most of the people in the server industry are men and need to be online as much as they can. BBC News Report