Mumbai: School children in Ahmedabad are the highest users of the Internet, Kolkata kids access the Web most through cellphones, and school kids in Bangalore are the most prolific bloggers, says a Web 2.0 survey in 12 major cities by technology firm, TataConsultancy Services Ltd, or TCS.
The firm surveyed 14,000 school children between the ages of 12 and 18 to capture youth trends in information, technology and aspirations.
Ahmedabad topped Internet usage at home and school among mini-metros with 63% and 28%, respectively, while children in Mumbai and Ahmedabad read film and celebrity blogs the most, at 60% and 57%, respectively.
Mumbai is also the only city where social networking site Facebookis more popular than Orkut, which leads nationally. Kids in Kochi and Bengaluru are the most active on Second Life, an alternative, virtual world, podcasts and MySpace, another social networking site.
The survey also found that the US is the most preferred destination for education, with a 40% preference. In the Asia Pacific region, Australia and Singapore are preferred over European countries such as France and Germany.