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More and more Americans hop on the web to get a little bit of Internet fix

A new Harris Poll reveals that four out of five American adults are Internet connected

The poll was conducted between July and October of 2007 and surveyed 2,062 adults.  Its findings were that 79 percent of these adults go online making estimates of America's total online body count at around 179 million adult users.  In addition, the poll found that adults spend an average of 11 hours a week on the Internet -- some DailyTech regulars spend particularly more.

Regina Corso, director of the Harris Poll, sees the usage figure as a significant milestone.  "We're up to almost 80 percent of adults who now are online, or are somehow gaining access to the Internet. That's a pretty impressive figure," she said.

Surprisingly, elderly are flocking online in increasing numbers.  People over the age of 65 years old accounted for 9 percent of Internet usage in the poll, while they account for 16 percent of the population at large.  It looks like the elderly use more technology than just Wiis after all.

Some groups stayed level between the percentage of Internet users in the particular group and the total percentage of the population in that particular group.  For example, 13 percent of Internet users are Hispanic, while 13 percent of America's population is Hispanic.

Young adults, between 18 to 29 years old account for 22 percent of the U.S. population and 25 percent of the estimated Internet use.

Harris Poll started collecting information on Internet usage in 1995 – at that time; only 9 percent of adults went online.  Since then usage has grown more than eight fold.

The new poll showed that in 2006 that 72 percent of adults went online at home, 37 percent went online at work and 31 percent went online elsewhere. "They are finding however possible to get online ... A third of the people who are online, that's how they're getting there – some alternate way," Poll director Corso said.

Corso hopes to begin analyzing what devices the population uses to get online and America approaches a fully Internet connected adult population.

Corso feels that we will soon reach nearly 100 percent usage noting the recent gains.  She says, "We're getting closer. Every year it's getting more and more like the general population picture."

While the poll indicates overwhelming usage, it does not investigate what exactly people do online; from browsing news sites like DailyTech to perusing the Internet’s less savory backstreets.


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Hey this old lady is awesome........
By crystal clear on 11/7/2007 2:37:28 AM , Rating: 2
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Surprisingly, elderly are flocking online in increasing numbers. People over the age of 65 years old accounted for 9 percent of Internet usage in the poll, while they account for 16 percent of the population at large.


Then this should be interesting to read-

Blogging granny a hit with surfers

SANXENXO, Pontevedra (Reuters) - "Today it's my birthday and my grandson, who is very stingy, gave me a blog."

So reads the first entry by one of the world's oldest Webloggers, Maria Amelia Lopez, who, at the age of 95, has surprised herself by a sudden conversion from Web-illiterate to cybercelebrity.

"At first I thought a blog was just a type of paper notebook," said Lopez, a great grandmother.

"When I saw my grandson using the Internet, it caught my attention. I said to myself 'What's this? You can find out about anything. I want an Internet!'"

With 60,000 regular readers so far , Lopez's homely mix of memory and chat, available at http://amis95.blogspot.com/, attracts regular readers from around the world and has put her back in touch with the younger generation in a way she had never imagined.

"No one pays any attention to old women any more. Not many people love us. But I was surprised by the Internet, because young people who were 18 years of age, or 14 or 15, tell me about their lives and what they think and ask my advice," said Lopez.



http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idU...

I doubt any of those commenting on Daily Tech have With 60,000 regular readers so far on their personal blogs !!!

Hey that old lady knocks down all you guys flat on the floor including ME.




RE: Hey this old lady is awesome........
By Rotkiv on 11/7/2007 5:41:02 AM , Rating: 2
"http://amis95.blogspot.com/,"

Is her son going to get her a new blog next year at amis96.blogspot.com ?


RE: Hey this old lady is awesome........
By crystal clear on 11/7/2007 6:15:25 AM , Rating: 2
Its here-
http://amis95.blogspot.com/

I hope you good at spanish.


By crystal clear on 11/7/2007 6:25:00 AM , Rating: 2
Should read-I hope you are .....


By crystal clear on 11/7/2007 6:35:50 AM , Rating: 1
I am currently logged on to this site-I notice its free of all advertisements or Google ads.


By crystal clear on 11/7/2007 6:55:12 AM , Rating: 2
Something not ok with the link provided by Rueters,so I gave it again.


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