[Air-l] american internet penetration stats?
steve at sunyit.edu
Wed Sep 6 13:47:54 PDT 2006
I looked for those numbers some time ago, and didn't come up with
much. Some pages have some hints (http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~hgs/
internet/population.html) but are not complete. There wasn't a lot
of solid data collected then, and there wasn't a reliable way for the
survey houses to capture movement from 1% to 3% to 5.5% etc. About
the best we can do is combine our best guesses from the 1980s and
early 1990s, make some assumptions about the rate of diffusion, and
estimate between the estimated points.
On Sep 6, 2006, at 4:16 PM, Elizabeth Van Couvering wrote:
> Hi Nancy,
> I just checked the Euromonitor figures, they go back only to 2000. I
> think I might try looking in trade magazines for the time - something
> like The Industry Standard or Interactive Age is bound to reprint
> that kind of information. I also checked ClickZ - they have a lot of
> information but I didn't specifically see historical information.
> Good luck.
> On 6 Sep 2006, at 16:51, Nancy Baym wrote:
>> Has anyone got a good source of estimates of internet penetration in
>> the United States over time? I am fanmiliar with Hobbes Internet
>> Timelines' charts of total hosts, but that is not specifically
>> American, and with Pew's charts, but those have enormous gaps prior
>> to 2000. What I am hoping for is a simple summary of what percentage
>> of Americans used the internet in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, etc.
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