Although those of us who spend more time than is strictly good for us on t'internet might find it hard to believe, today marks a campaign to get more people online.

24 October 2008 is "Get Online Day," with the purpose of showing not-netted-up UK citizens "what the internet could do for you and your family."

The campaign aims to show those who aren't web savvy "how the web can help you shop, pay bills and help your kids with their school work – all using the resources available at your finger tips."

It seems 33% of UK residents don't use the internet, an astonishing 27% have never been online and 17 million Brits are described as "digitally excluded."

There are "online centres" across the UK that provide people with access to the internet and help and advice on using computers, locations can be found on the website.