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Aug 9, 2011Kristen Purcell
Search and email remain the two online activities that are nearly universal among adult internet users.
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Email remains the most popular activity online. Spam and email overload are perennial issues, but the major threat to email is irrelevance in the era of social networking sites and text messaging.
Jan 14, 2005Deborah Fallows
The first Federal Trade Commission complaints against pornography spammers will be cheered by email users.
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Jul 2, 2004Susannah Fox
A federal appeals court decision handed down on June 29 has the potential to change the way ISPs monitor email – but how many Americans will hear about it? And how many will understand its implications?
Jun 3, 2004Deborah Fallows
A lot has happened in the world of spam since we issued our major report in October, 2003
David Bernstein, New York Times
Mar 18, 2004
Three months after Congress approved legislation intended to curb spam, unsolicited e-mail is a persistent, if not worsening, problem, according to a survey released yesterday by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
Robert MacMillan, The Washington Post
Sixty-three percent of e-mail users who responded to the Pew Internet & American Life survey said the increase in junk e-mail has made them less trusting of e-mail as a communications tool, and more than three-quarters of respondents -- 77 percent --...
Reuters Staff , Reuters News
Mar 17, 2004
Internet users are more likely to say e-mail is less trustworthy and less reliable than when they were surveyed in June, the Pew Internet and American Life Project found.
Mar 17, 2004Lee Rainie, Deborah Fallows
The impact of the CAN-SPAM legislation is mixed, but not very encouraging so far. A new survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project between February 3 and March 1, 2004 shows the following: 29% of email users say they have reduced their overal...
Richard J. Dalton Jr. , Newsday
Dec 23, 2003
E-commerce "transactions are the fastest growing activities online," said Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project. "When people take the plunge and give their credit card to a Web site ... that is an enormous vote of confiden...
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Dec 22, 2003Mary Madden, Lee Rainie
This report analyzes the responses of more than 64,000
Americans to phone surveys in the past three years. It finds that 63% of
U.S. adults now are online and many of them have built Internet use into their lives in practical ways.
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Yuki Noguchi, The Washington Post
Nov 24, 2003
The tech elite, by comparison, consisted mostly of mid-thirtysomethings who spend an average of $169 a month on information goods. People in their early twenties are also leaders in designing online content, participating in online groups, and downlo...
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The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trust.