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.