- There over 260 million people with access to the Internet worldwide. Of course, the internet has been growing wildly since we first set up Healers-Websites in 2004. You can probably double or triple this number!
- There are more E-Mail than postal messages!
- PC's outsell televisions!
- It took 13 years for television to reach 50 million users - it took the internet less than 4 years!
- The number of users purchasing services and products over the Internet is increasing - it is estimated that 20% of users will make purchases on-line! Probably much higher than this now!
- The Internet is the third most used advertising medium and closely catching up to the traditional local newspapers and Yellow Pages.
- It is estimated that about 30 million US Households have computers. Ten to fifteen million homes have modems which enable them to go online. According to various forecasts, between 40 and 70 million households will have home computers by the end of the year 2000. The number of households with access to Internet services like the World Wide Web is estimated to grow to somewhere between 20 and 45 million by the end of this decade (Cyberstats, John Pike, Federation of American Scientists).
- The Graphic, Visualization and Usability (GVU) Center at Georgia Tech ran their fourth WWW survey from October 19th, 1995 through November 10th, 1995. The survey reported median user income between $50,000 and $60,000, with an estimated average income across all users of $63,000. Over 13% reported income of over $100,000. The Hermes project conducted additional analysis which indicated generally high income Internet users.
- The dominant age range on the Internet is 18 to 35 years old (MIDS). The average age is around 31 (GVU WWW Survey).
- An Angus Reid Poll quoted by Insight New Media found that almost half of users have a university degree and 20% a post grad degree.
- Gathering purchase information is one of the preferred activities on the Net (Hermes).
- Barron's also projected that retail sales on the Net will total $7 billion annually by the year 2000 and that "business-to business" trade on the Net could add up to 22 billion dollars a year (p. 30).
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