[Air-l] American Internet Use (Was Sept 11 Internet Traffic)

sbiggs at yorku.ca sbiggs at yorku.ca
Mon Sep 17 13:27:01 PDT 2001

With respect to Internet Traffic thoguht some might find this related piece of 
research, out of the Pew Internet Research Group, of interest.

Stephen Biggs, MA
PhD Candidate, Clinical Psychology
Psychology Department, York University
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Quoting Amanda Lenhart <alenhart at pewinternet.org>:

> How Americans Used the Internet
> After the Terror Attack
> Americans, including Internet users, relied mostly on TV for their news
> and 
> the phone primarily for their communication needs in the days following
> the 
> terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the
> Pentagon. 
> But for many online Americans, the Internet played a useful supplemental
> role as a communications tool  through their use of email and instant 
> messaging  and as a news source. In addition, many Internet users were
> highly active in their communities in responding to the attacks.
> The Pew Internet & American Life Project has released a report titled
> "How 
> Americans Used the Internet After the Terror Attack," detailing how 
> Americans did and did not use various forms of technology on Sept 11 and
> 12, 2001.
> In the two days after the terror attack, three quarters of all Americans
> (74%) reached out to loved ones and friends by the phone or by the 
> Internet. Some 82% of Internet users used the phone or email to make 
> contact with people they care about in the first 48 hours after the
> attacks.
> For more details, please visit 
> http://www.pewinternet.org/reports/toc.asp?Report=45 for the full text
> of 
> the report.
> -end-
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