Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Who Are These People?!

According to the result of a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, only 49% of internet users made use of a search engine on a daily basis. How do these people get by?

Email was the most popular use of the internet with checking news and weather coming in third and fourth.

There's also an interesting relationship unveiled through the study between the level of education, as well as other social factors such as wealth, and search engine use. Apparently two thirds of all university graduates who use the internet every day use a search engine, in comparison with 32 per cent who ended their education after high school.

Of those who earn more than $75,000 a year, 62 per cent search the web every day, whereas only 36 per cent of those who earn less than $30,000 do.