عنوان مقاله [English]
In recent years, internet as a new communication tool has transformed human life. Based on factors such as level of development, culture, etc, each country makes a different use of it. Considering the importance of how to use the internet, this article tries to identify the extent and type of internet use and gender gap among the male and female students of Yazd University. Therefore first we classified fields of internet use into 6 categories of science, information, communications, official services, fun and art. Then we designed a questionnaire and gave it to a sample of students of Yazd University in order to collect the necessary data. Finally data was analyzed using statistical parametric tests. Outcomes show that female students of Yazd University use internet averagely 2 to 5 hours in month but male students of Yazd University use internet more than 15 hours in month. The fields of internet use among females are information, communication, fun and art, but internet use among males includes science, communication, information and art. Also at the end, using the Internet according to gender, the samples were ranked using TOPSIS technique. In order to improve the status of internet use (extent and type of use) in students some suggestions are presented.