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Statistics: Applications Dont be a FOOL; The Law is Not DIY
Sources
Industry
Network
  Subscribers
  Broadband 
  Wireless
  Demographics
  Universal 
    Service
Logical
  Digital
    Divide
  DNS
  Erate
  IPv6
  ISPs
  Dial Up
  US Online
  World Online
Applications
  ADA
  Email
  IM 
  VIP
  Ecommerce
  Fraud
  Languages
  SPAM

Computers
Schools & Libraries



Applications 2007 2009
Web
41.7
52.0
Video
1.58
2.64
VPN
1.04
1.41
Email
1.41
1.38
News
1.57
0.97
P2P
2.96
0.85
DNS
0.20
0.17

 


1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
Total
1.6
3.7
11.5
18.1
33.9
65.7
97.9
129.0
237.0
362.0
Web
0.0
0.9
5.4
11.2
21.5
37.2
54.0
65.3
110.0
173.0
Other
0.4
0.7
2.1
3.6
6.8
17.9
32.2
48.9
111.0
175.0
Email
0.2
0.3
0.6
0.7
1.2
1.8
2.6
4.5
3.7
5.3

Source: Andrew M. Odlyzko, Internet traffic growth: Sources and implications p.3 (nd) (Other includes P2P).

 
Activity Percent Internet Users Engaged in Activity
Online Ed 3.5
Telephony 5.2
Stocks 8.8
Job Search 16.4
Banking 17.9
Chat / Listserv 17.3
TV, Movie, Radio 18.8
egov 30.9
Health info  34.9
Ecomm 39.1
Games 42.1
News 61.8
Product info 67.3
Email 84
  • Figure 3-2: Activities of Individuals Online, 2001
  • As a Percentage of Internet Users, Persons Age 3 +
Application Average Daily Minutes of use Percent Users using application daily
Landline Phone 45 92
Email 29 53
Mobile 16 43
IM 16 17
Online Chat 24 9
Activity 2001 2003 No
Net
Dial Up Broadband
Email or IM
86.8
87.8
71.2
88.9
93.0
Play Games
36.5
38.1
29.6
37.1
43.1
Radio, TV, Movies
18.9
21.7
16.1
17.3
30.9
Purchase Products / Services
44.1
53.1
33.5
49.2
64.3
Take Course Online
4.0
6.4
5.2
5.7
8.0
Trade stocks, bonds, mutual funds
8.6
6.8
3.0
5.7
8.0
Bank Online
17.4
27.8
16.3
23.8
38.7
Search for product or service info
73.2
76.5
63.1
75.7
83.3
Get News, Weather, Sports Info
66.0
66.5
50.4
64.4
76.2
Search Info Health Services or Practices
34.1
41.6
32.2
40.0
47.9
Search Info Govt Services or Agencies
30.1
35.7
29.5
33.4
41.9
Job Search
16.0
18.7
19.9
16.9
21.1

Home
Broadband
Users
Dial Up
Users
Communications

Email 67% 52%
Instant Messaging 21 14
Chat Rooms 10 5
Information Seeking

News 46 24
Job related research 36 14
Look for product information 32 18
Research for school or training 24 9
Look for travel information 23 6
Look for medical information 21 8
Information Producing

Share Computer files with others 17 4
Create content 16 3
Dislplay/develop photos 14 1
Store files on Internet 8 na
Downloading

Download games, video, pictures 22 4
Download music 17 6
Download movie 5 ma
Media Streaming

Watch video clip 21 6
Listen to music/radio station 19 4
Watch movie 4 na
Transactions

Online banking/bill paying 22 6
Buy a product 21 3
Buy a travel service 14 2
Auction 10 3
Buy groceries/household goods 6 1
Buy/sell stocks 5 1
Gamble 2 na
Entertainment activities

Hobby Information 41 18
Browse Just for fun 39 21
Play a game 22 10
Visit adult web site 6 1
Percent of Total Hours Online New Users < 1 Year Very Experienced Users 
(6 or more years)
Hours Per Week
Broadband
Hours Per Week
Dial Up
Medical Info 5.2 2.9 1.1 0.8
Email 23.1 21.0 4.8 3.0
Browsing 13 11 3.3 2.1
Chat Rooms 1.8 0.7

Job Search 3.4 2.4

Entertainment Info 4 3.2

IM 5 4.5 3.3 1.3
Games 3.2 4.1 1.6 1.2
Download Music 1 1.9 2.3 0.7
Trading Stocks 2.8 3.9 1.2 0.5
Schoolwork 2.8 4.1

Shopping 1.5 3.9 1 0.7
Banking 0.3 3.3

News 2.5 7 1.3 1.0
Professional Work 3.4 7.6 3.4 1.3

Internet Replaces Other Activities

Banking

Blogging

Email

Gambling

Instant Messaging

Music

P2P

Radio

RSS

Search Engines

Social Networks

SMS Text Message

Spyware

Twitter

Video


IP Telephony VoIP

VPNs

Web 2.0

WWW

WWW Browsers

USENET

Security

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