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A Snapshot survey of Cyber cafe users in Dhaka City, Bangladesh

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Library and Information Science, Darul Ihsan University, Dhanmondi Dhaka, BANGLADESH
  • 2 Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, BANGLADESH

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (3), Pages 53-58, February,2 (2013)


This study is an effort to draw attention to the characteristics of cyber café users in Bangladeshi perspective. Cyber café is one of the prevalent ways for people’s access to the Internet in poor countries. Cyber cafes have become main centers for access to information in Dhaka City, the capital city of Bangladesh. The purposes of this study were to Find out the users usage pattern of cyber cafés in Dhaka city; frequency of use, explore various reasons for cybercafé dependency in Dhaka city and the problems they faced while using. The results showed that the majority of café users were students. It concludes that those who used the cafés mainly for down loading, reading news papers and less of them for academic purposes. The respondents mentioned problems of high cost, lower hardware facilities, and slow speed at cyber cafés.


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