August 10, 2011

Search And Email Still Most Popular Online Activities

According to new research, search and email still remain the most popular online activities.

The Pew Internet & American Life Project said on Tuesday that it found 92 percent of online adults use search engines to find information on the Web, and 92 percent of online users also use email.

The research firm said that even as early as 2002, more than eight in ten online adults were using search engines, and more than nine in ten online adults were emailing.

Kristen Purcell states in the report: "Of course, the internet population has grown substantially since 2002. So, the overall number of users of both email and search engines has also grown."

The Pew study said 59 percent of those who use search engines and email do so on a daily basis.

The report also said that 65 percent of Internet users in the U.S. use social networks.  This number has risen from 11 percent in 2005.

The survey was conducted from April 26 to May 22 among 2,277 adults ages 18 and over.  Pew said the margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points.


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