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Only 55% of teens browse the Web successfully

Jakob Nielsen debunks the myth of teenagers being cyber-geniuses. Only 55% of surveyed teens were successful in completing a task on the given Web site, while adults' average varied around 66%.

Jakob Nielsen debunks the myth of teenagers being cyber-geniuses. Only 55% of surveyed teens were successful in completing a task on the given Web site, while adults' average varied around 66%. Teens' poor performance is caused by three factors: insufficient reading skills, less sophisticated research strategies, and a dramatically lower patience level.