Pew: Everything is about as you expect it would be
New report from Pew Internet and American Life Project says that the most popular activities online are (drum roll please) search and email! Shocking, right? Not Google Wave? NO!
92% of American internet users use search and 92% use email. As far as trends, there's an increase in frequency over the last several years: "Today, roughly six in ten online adults engage in each of these activities on a typical day; in 2002, 49% of online adults used email each day, while just 29% used a search engine daily."
There's some variation in frequency between groups: "Overall email use is comparable across white, African-American and Hispanic online adults, yet email use on any given day is not. White online adults are significantly more likely than both African-American and Hispanic online adults to be email users on a typical day (63% v. 48% v. 53%, respectively)."
I guess the forecasts of the death of email have been somewhat premature.
Also from Pew: puppies are cute, basketball players are tall, and the sun sets in the west.