The bar chart shows the data on the percentages of users accessing the internet in four places including home, work, college and library over the period between 1998 and 2004.
Overall, as can be seen from the chart, there were downward trends in the rates of people using the internet at work and college, while those at home and in the library remained relatively constant in the period.
In detail, in 1998, the percentage of individuals who accessed the internet from home was highest, above 50%. By contrast, the rate of users connecting to the internet at the library was a lowest point of 10%. Although, the percentage of internet surfers in the workplace was lower than that at home, it still surpassed that in the university with their figures were approximately 27% and exactly 20% respectively.
The rate of people connected to internet at home increased slightly to about 54% in 2004 after dropping to about 46% in 2000. On the other hand, the figures of internet users at work and college decreased to around 10% and 18% correspondingly. After climbing to approximately 15% from 1998 to 2000, the percentage of network users at college declined to about 12% in 2002 and stayed there until 2004.