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Study: Wireless Users 'Do More' Online

Study: Wireless Users 'Do More' Online

People who use wireless internet "show deeper engagement with cyberspace," according to a recent study. While 54 percent of internet users check e-mail "on the typical day," 72 percent of wireless users check daily. The numbers don't surprise me at all because wireless is easier all around - no wires and portability means you can go online wherever you want and who doesn't love that?

In other wireless news, half of wireless users get news online every day, compared to 31 percent of internet users at large. Does this mean wireless users are smarter and more informed, or that it's just easier for them to get online?

Here's more:

The survey found that the number of internet users with wireless at home nearly doubled, from one out of 10 in January 2005 to one in 5 by December 2006.

About 80% of those with wireless access at home also had broadband internet.

The report speculated that wireless might allow for high-intensity use, which supported the idea that "the key feature of mobile communication is connectivity and not mobility".

"Lifestyle circumstances such as one's job may require lots of email connectivity and associated wireless access," the report said.

Are you using wireless? How often do you go online and how often do you read news online. I'm curious now!

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xxbrittney xxbrittney 10 years
i love wireless and the freedom that it gives me but in my dorm (where i now live more here than at home) you're not allowed to use wireless, no matter what you have (desktop or laptop) you have to plug in with an ethernet so the campus can monitor the network and it is SUCH a pain so whenever im home and can bring my laptop to whatever room i wanna bum around in that day, it is like such a treat!
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
I would be crippled without my wireless. I have to hardwire into the internet at my parents house and I couldn't stand being stuck in one room, so I bought a 100' ethernet cable to drag around their house when I'm there.
Food Food 10 years
I don't know what I'd do without wireless!
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