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Aug 9, 2011Kristen Purcell
Search and email remain the two online activities that are nearly universal among adult internet users.
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Email remains the most popular activity online. Spam and email overload are perennial issues, but the major threat to email is irrelevance in the era of social networking sites and text messaging.
The New York Times
Jan 6, 2003
The Internet is growing as a secondary source for election news, a survey made public yesterday says.
Thirteen percent of respondents to the nationwide poll said they had gone online for election news, significantly higher than the 6 percent who ...
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Shannon Henry, The Washington Post
Dec 9, 2002
Most American workers are not -- repeat not -- overwhelmed by stuffed e-mail inboxes or vast amounts of spam, according to a new study that contradicts conventional wisdom that e-mail has become a major burden on people's lives.
About 60 percent of ...
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Dec 8, 2002Deborah Fallows
Contrary to the popular perception that American workers are buried in email, most workers find their experience with email at work very manageable, and they’re happy with the way email helps them do their jobs.
Roger Harris, Ventura County Star
Oct 7, 2002
A national survey of local elected officials shows that e-mail is becoming an important means of communication between voters and public officials.
Nearly nine in 10 of the elected officials surveyed said they use e-mail in performance of their pu...
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Oct 2, 2002Lee Rainie, Elena Larsen
Fully 88% of local elected officials use the Internet in the course of their official duties and many say their online activities have helped them learn more about local public opinion, stay in touch better with community groups, and encounter new vo...
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May 30, 2002
This dataset includes questions on the use of e-mail in the workplace. Also includes questions about occupational information and about the volume of email received.
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BY LESLIE BROOKS SUZUKAMO, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Mar 4, 2002
A year ago, when she lived in Grand Rapids, Mich., Trish Hazzard mainly used the Internet to e-mail friends and family.
But when she relocated to Bloomington last summer, Hazzard's life got a whole lot busier — and so did her Internet usage.
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Mar 3, 2002Lee Rainie, John Horrigan
As Americans gain experience online, they use the Internet more for their jobs, to make more online purchases and carry out other financial transactions, and to write emails with more significant and intimate content.
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Jun 21, 2001Amanda Lenhart, Oliver Lewis, Lee Rainie
A detailed look at how children and young adults have incorporated the Internet into their lives, with a focus on family and friend relationships, and fervor with which adolescents use instant messaging technology.
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by Sonya Colberg, The Daily Oklahoman
Apr 3, 2001
People are worried that the Internet age has generated a group of dangerous entrepreneurs and opportunists, according to a study released Monday.
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of cell owners find themselves checking their phone for messages, alerts, or calls — even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trust.