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Overwhelming Majority of Internet Users Use Search Engines And Email

by Tanya Thomas on  August 15, 2011 at 10:13 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Using search engines and email still are the two most popular online activities, a new research has found.

According to a new Pew Internet and American Life Project study, only 8 percent of the Internet population does not use email or search online.
 Overwhelming Majority of Internet Users Use Search Engines And Email
Overwhelming Majority of Internet Users Use Search Engines And Email
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"E-mail and search form the core of online communication and online information gathering, respectively," the report said.

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"And they have done so for nearly a decade, even as new platforms, broadband and mobile devices continue to reshape the way Americans use the Internet and Web."

The study didn't elaborate on what the 8 percent of users not accessing email and search sites are up to.

Pew's search and email findings came from a survey of more than 2,250 adults ages 18 and over, with a margin of error for the sample of 2 percent.

Not surprisingly, search and email use has jumped up in the past decade. In 2002, about 8 in 10 online adults were using search engines and 9 in 10 online adults were emailing.

Now, about 92 percent of users engage in both of these activities, with 6 in 10 online adults doing so each day. In 2002, only 49 percent used email each day and 29 percent used a search engine daily.

The youngest, most-educated and more financially well-off Internet users are more likely to use both search and email compared with other adults.

The study has been published in the journal Live Science.

Source: ANI
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