Half of web users plan to use the internet to try new things this year, says TalkTalk.

Research by the ISP revealed that two thirds of Brits intend to use the web to shop for better deals this year when its comes to technology, while 37 percent plan to use the web to better manage their finances.

Furthermore 20 percent want to use the web to find love in 2010 and one in five believe the net will have a bigger impact on their lives this year, compared to in 2009.

"When you ask people how they plan to improve their lives it's clear that the internet is now a major enabler," said Mark Schmid from TalkTalk.

"When you see that the best deals and money saving techniques are online it emphasises the importance of getting fast broadband to homes, regardless of geography and income."

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