• United States
Senior Editor

Search engines: We’re #2!

Nov 21, 20051 min
Data Center

“Using a search engine” has surpassed “reading news” as the second-most popular Internet task for U.S. adults.

The good folks at the Pew Internet and American Life Project say of the 94 million American adults who went online on a given day this fall, 63% used a search engine, compared with 56% last year. News reading and searching had been running neck and neck for the #2 spot for a while, but neither has been able to steal the #1 online activity spot away from e-mail.

Funny, we thought the #2 online activity was either hypochondriacs using the ‘Net to self-diagnose themselves with Tswana Ts