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Internet Usage Survey

Feb 21, 1997 06:57 AM
by M K Ramadoss

Here is something I picked on CNN web.


       Survey: Internet use

       February 21, 1997
       Web posted at: 1:30 a.m. EST

CNN) -- A new survey finds the
number of people who use the
Internet appears to be growing by
great leaps.

he market research firm IntelliQuest Information
Group found that 47 million people in the United States
were online during the fourth quarter of 1996. That's 12
million more than were online in the first quarter -- a 34
percent increase.

Most people use the Internet from home, according to
the survey. More than 22 million access the 'Net from
their home computers; 13.3 million do so from work,
and 6.8 million log on from school.

The fastest growing group of users are those between
the ages of 25 and 34, the survey found. That group
represents 30 percent of online users.

The survey also found that the Internet gender gap is
shrinking. Females now make up 45 percentof those
who go online.

And most people use their computers to send and
receive e-mail, and to get information about their
hobbies or products and services.

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