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The BBC News team examined that question, and concluded that hanging out in a social space is an important factor:[imgclear]
Apart from practical needs, it seems like some people still go to the smallest web cafes because they want to feel part of a community, and surf and chat in a familiar atmosphere.
One obvious explanation which the write-up entirely ignores is the role of Internet cafes as a key means of communication for travellers. It’s also (understandably) rather biased towards UK culture, so I thought I’d ask our Australian readers: when do you find yourself in Internet cafes? Do they still have a role to play? Share your ideas in the comments.
Who still uses internet cafes? [BBC News]