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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).

  • University of Waterloo Network Traffic by Protocol (showing percentage of traffic by protocol / application but note that the network engages in protocol filtering)
  • What Vermonters do on the Internet Vermont Telecommunications Plan, Sept 2004 p. 4-31
      • Used Net in the past 4 weeks for....
        Email
        90.1
        Shopping
        61.8
        News
        60.3
        Health / Medical
        47.3
        Hobbies
        45.8
        Working from Home
        38.5
        Paying Bills / Finances
        36.6
        Chat or IM
        30.5
        Internet radio
        20.2
        Downloading Music
        17.6
        Something Else
        16.8
        Watching Dowloading Videos
        9.5
        Internet Phone Calls
        5.3
  • How Do People Communication

      • Average Daily Minutes of use
        Among Users of each Mode
        Percentage of Consumers
        Using each Mode Daily
        Landline Phone
        45
        92%
        Email
        29
        53%
        Mobile
        16
        43%
        IM
        16
        17%
        Online Chat
        24
        9%
    •  Source:  Forrester Research North American Consumer Technographics - Ready for Richer Communications Sept 2001 as cited by Verizon.
 
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 +
  • NTIA Online Activities Chart
  • Source: NTIA and ESA, U.S. Department of Commerce, using U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Survey Supplements
     
     
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

      Average Hours Per Week Non Users Users New Users 
      Less than year
      Very Experienced Users 
      (6 or more years)
      Reading Books 5.4 4.5 4.2 5.3
      Playing Video Computer Games 0.5 1.2 0.9 1.3
      Listening to Recorded Music 4.8 5.7 7.8 6.4
      Reading Newspapers 4.2 2.7 3.5 3
      Reading Magazines 2.9 1.8 2.4 2.0
      Listening to Radio 8.8 7.8 8.8 7.4
      Watching TV 16 11.2 13.2 10.2
  • Youth spend more time on Web than TV-study, Forbes 7/25/03
  • Overall, Internet users watched less television in 2002 than in 2001;  11.2 hours per week in 2002, compared to 12.3 hours in 2001.  In 2002, Intenret users watched about 4.8 hours of television less per week than non-users - this compared to 4.5 hours in 2001. - UCLA Center for Communications Policy, Surveying the Digital Future: Year Three (Feb. 2003)
  • The Net is cutting into TV time, study finds, Mercury 1/31/03
  • Norman Nie, Lutz Erbring, Internet and Mass Media: A Preliminary Report, IT & Society Fall 2002
  • What broadband access changes. Pew Internet, The Broadband Difference, at 6 & 25 (June 2002)
    • "37% say their Internet use has decreased the time they spend watching television;
    • 31% say their Internet use has decreased the time they spend shopping in stores;
    • 18% say their Internet use has decreased the time they spend reading newspapers;
    • 13% say their Internet use has decreased the time they spend in traffic"
  • Internet Use Takes a Toll on Television Viewing, NSF 5/14/02
    • Most Internet users report that they spend about the same amount of time on non-computing activities at home as they did before they had the Internet. Internet users watch 4.5 hours less television weekly than do non-Internet users, however. And among users who have had Internet access for five or more years, almost 35 percent said their television viewing decreased, compared to about 30 percent among users who have been on-line for less than a year.
  • Net Usage Up At Cost Of TV Viewing, MSNBC 11/30/01

Banking

Blogging

Email

Gambling

Instant Messaging

  • Instant Messenger Services Brace for Google's Entry, Clickz August 2005
  • Tech Stats at Business Week Online (citing The Yankee Group's 2004 Technologically Advanced Family Survey)
  • Mobile IM Usage Nearly Doubles, eWeek 9/7/2004
  • Pew Internet, How Americans are Using Instant Messaging (Sept 2004).
    • 42% of internet users—more than 53 million American adults—report using instant
      messaging. There has been modest growth in the overall IM population since the
      Project first started tracking it in April 2000. At that point, about 41 million adults
      used IM, so the growth rate of the IM population is around 29%. On a typical day, 12% of internet users (or 29% of those who use IM) instant message with others. That translates into just under 13 million people using IM on any given day and constitutes a growth rate of about 9% since April 2000. p. 2
    • Some 21% of IM users, or approximately 11 million American adults, use instant
      messaging at work. At the same time, 77% of IM users use their instant messaging
      programs at home. p. 3.
    • comScore Media Metrix data : IM applications used by individuals who did IM during July 2004 (p.4)
      • AOL IM (proprietary service for AOL subs) used by 37% of individuals who did IM
      • Yahoo! 33%
      • AIM (AOL) 31%
      • MSN 25%
      • ICQ 6%
      • PalTalk 1%
      • Trillian 1%
  • Yankee Group forecasts that SMS users to increase from 25 million in mid-2003 to 74 million in 2007 Source: The Yankee Group's NA Messaging Conference, September 16, 2003
  • Over 1 billion SMS messages sent by Swedes, NUA 5/29/02
  • Over 5 billion text messages sent in UK in 2002, NUA 5/24/02
  • "United Kingdom, SMS messaging is growing more and more popular. Over 6 billion text messages were sent in 2000, and over 12 billion in 2001."   OECD Background Paper For the OECD Workshop on SPAM   DSTI/ICCP(2003)10/FINAL page 11 Jan 22, 2004
  • Instant Messaging Has Gone to Work Cyberatlas
  • Newsbytes: Instant messaging increases in the workplace March 20, 2002
  • IPTV
  • IPTV On The Rise In Western Europe , eMarketer ( April 18, 2006 )

Music

P2P

Radio

RSS

Search Engines

Social Networks

SMS Text Message

Spyware

Streaming Media

Twitter

Video


IP Telephony VoIP

VPNs

  • 89% of large organizations currently have an IP VPN (Virtual Private Network), or plan to have one within two years. About half of all organizations using or planning to use IP VPNs plan to carry voice traffic on the VPN.15 [15] Uncapher, Mark. ITAA Internet Commerce & Communications Division
    presentation to National Association of Regulated Utility Commissioners, February 22, 2003." -- Vermont Telecommunications Plan, Sept 2004 p. 1-7

Web 2.0

WWW

WWW Browsers

USENET

Security

  • CERT/CC Statistics, CERT 2/1/2005
  • "More than half of broadbanders (56%) have installed a computer firewall to guard against unwanted electronic intrusions, with the broadband elite most likely to have done this, as 69% of those users have installed firewalls." Pew Internet, The Broadband Difference, at 21 (June 2002)
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