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Can you really believe Internet usage statistics ?

I was reading the latest issue of FirstMonday, when I came across an interesting statistic. Apparently, approximately 60 million Americans use search engines to find information on the Internet every day. Nothing wrong with that, you say. But, how’s this for another statistic; there are about 204 million Internet users in America! This is about 68% of the total population.

So, where do the rest 144 million Americans go for information on the Internet? Now, this statistic could mean a few things:

1. Most Americans don’t use the Internet daily!
2. Most Americans know where to find what they’re looking for!
3. Most Americans don’t look for information online.
4. The statistic is completely wrong.

I am not sure what is the case here, but it is interesting to note that statistics can be fairly amusing at times!

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