Monday, February 16, 2009

2008 Internet Usage Stats

Here's some interesting statistics for ya:

The 10 more popular purchases that were made online were
  • books,
  • clothes,
  • travel arrangements,
  • gifts,
  • CDs,
  • videos,
  • electronic goods,
  • software/games,
  • products for hobbies, and
  • computers/peripherals.

Hmm, I tapped 4 of those myself last year!
  • 16% of internet users checked for facts on a daily basis,
  • 7% went online to look up definitions. (That's a good sign!)

On a weekly basis, internet users were involved in the following:
  • E-mail (96% )
  • Internet surfing without a specific destination (71%)
  • Looking for news online (60%)
  • Finding product information (43%)
  • Conducting online banking or other financial services (38%)
  • Instant messaging (37%)
  • Playing online games (35%)
  • Searching for humorous content (25%)
source: Center for Media Research

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Hi - sorry for the confirmation but I need to weed out the noise from the well intended comments. Thanks for leaving a note... - Bruce