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People in the UK are becoming obsessed with using cheap broadband to find out the latest news, in a development experts are calling ninfomania.
The average adult in Britain is predicted to check 275,000 news stories in their lifetime, according to a new study.
Conducted by TalkTalk, it suggests that cheap broadband has helped create a nation that is more knowledgeable and up-to-date than in the past.
Dominic Stinton from the firm said: "Now we are all exposed to a huge wealth of information every day, not just online but across all media, which makes us better informed than ever about what's going in the world."
International news is the most popular area for ninfomaniacs, taking up 17 per cent of people's news reading, while sport is in second with 16 per cent.
However, the likes of Wikipedia and innumerable blogs can mean that the information people are receiving is not necessarily always accurate.
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