Trend: Wireless users "do more" online

According to a recent report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 54 percent of Internet users check their email on the typical day, but a full 72 percent of wireless Internet users (WiFi or mobile network) check their emails daily. Just under 50 percent of wireless Internet users get news online everyday, while 31 percent of Internet users get news. In January 2005 only one in ten Internet users had wireless at home, but by the end of 2006 nearly one in five had wireless at home. Of the nearly 2,500 U.S. adults surveyed, 37 percent had connected wirelessly from any location, 40 percent have laptops, 26 percent have wireless networks at home, and 40 percent have Internet-enabled mobile phones.

For more on the study:
- see this write-up from the BBC

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