Using search engines, e-mail now almost universal

A survey by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that 92 percent of adults who go online use e-mail and search engines, Government Technology reports. The story doesn't mention what the other eight percent are up to.

The survey of nearly 2,300 adults also said nine years ago, more than eight of 10 online adults were using search engines, and more than nine of 10 were using e-mail systems. Meanwhile, Americans are e-mailing and searching online more now — about 61 percent of online adults do both on an average day; in 2002, 49 percent of online adults used e-mail in the average day and 29 percent used a search engine, the story said.

Meanwhile, some state governments, such as Texas and Utah, are reworking their .gov Web portals to make search the primary way to navigate them, the article continued.

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