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Top 10 Most E-Mail Addicted Cities In The US

The folks over at Switched inform me that AOL just completed a massive survey on e-mail usage throughout the United States, which polled residents of the country's top 20 markets. The results? While teens may think e-mail is so 1999, there are many adults (and teens) who are in need of a little e-mail detox. America's top 10 e-mail addicted cities are:

  1. Washington DC - This year, our nation's capital was the most e-mail addicted city in the country. More than eight in ten Washington users (82 percent) have multiple e-mail accounts and four in 10 DC residents say they keep a PDA by their pillow when sleeping to listen for late-night emails, while 58 percent of city residents fessed up to checking e-mail with a portable device while sitting on the toilet.
  2. Atlanta - Atlanta ranks as the second most e-mail addicted city in the survey, making a dramatic jump from 12th place last year.
  3. New York - The number of New Yorkers who check their work e-mail over a typical weekend rose to more than 70 percent this year, while 24 pecent of New Yorkers think they are addicted to e-mail.
  4. San Francisco - San Francisco won the top spot in last year's email addiction survey, but this year slipped to number four.
  5. Houston - For the third year in a row, Houston has made the top five. Residents are checking their PDAs in some pretty interesting places too. 53 percent admit to checking their email in the bathroom.

The rest of the list is Los Angele, Seattle, Orlando, Denver and Miami. Do you agree with the list?


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i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Haha on the toilet!
Misskastar Misskastar 9 years
Interesting that San Francisco slipped. Maybe that's a good thing.
wallaceo wallaceo 9 years
i'd say seattle is much higher! but then again, we all know not to use AOL! ;)
NYShuls718 NYShuls718 9 years
This New Yorker emails all day...I'm a bit surprised we weren't higher...
DCStar DCStar 9 years
When I saw this headline, I thought "DC must be the winner" because there are so many LAWYERS here and we all have a blackberry or other PDA devices with which to be constantly checking our emails! It's absolutely insane how wired and internet-obsessed DC is.
nicachica nicachica 9 years
haha...yeah for DC!!!! i'm one of the few non-transients around here and yes people are ALWAYS on email. even my brother who is a musician, checks his email on the john! i was talking to him on the phone once and was giving suggestions about his profile and i heard a toilet flush and was like "ummm...are you calling me from the bathroom???" unfortunately the answer was yes!
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
Chicago should be on there.
shafiii shafiii 9 years
sitting on the toilet and checking your email is just wrong! i deff understand DC being at the top though
JennaV JennaV 9 years
Woot Woot Atlanta #2!!!! :woohoo:
wrtrgrl wrtrgrl 9 years
I used to live in DC and yes, we emailed ALL THE TIME. One of my roommates emailed me from his blackberry to tell me to turn on CSPAN b/c he was on tv - at a Congressional hearing.
mahalie mahalie 10 years
This should be 'Top 10 Most Clueless & E-Mail Addicted Cities in the US'. It's the AOL factor that is precluding obvious places like Seattle. AOL is a walled garden thereby rendering this poll completely nonrepresentational of total US email usage. This is very interesting, however. To me it shows highest concentration of the web-naive.
swimminnikki711 swimminnikki711 10 years
Yay DC!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
I wonder what the numbers would be if they did the study per capita?
Home Home 10 years
I can understand being addicted to email, but checking email on the toilet is just gross!
redsugar redsugar 10 years
Umm, that should say completely not completing.
redsugar redsugar 10 years
I can completing see Houston making the list. I work in the oil and gas industry and almost everybody (in the industry) has a blackberry and check it all the time.
starofsorrow starofsorrow 10 years
Wow, that's nuts!!!
TheMissus TheMissus 10 years
I'm bummed that Boston didn't make the list.
urbanrosed urbanrosed 10 years
I'd put Seattle higher, but it's an AOL poll. Who uses AOL anymore?
MuffinGal MuffinGal 10 years
I can see D.C. being number one. All those scandals that happen down there! ::winking:: I can't see how Atlanta beat NY. I wonder how close it was?
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