Search Catching Email as Most Popular Use of the Web




According to Silicon.com, search engine use is now the number two activity of web users, behind email.

According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, the number of US web users taking advantage of search engines has risen sharply since mid-2004 – from 30 per cent of the US web population in July 2004 to its current level of 41 per cent, which translates to some 59 million Americans.

I know we’re all getting excited about the growth of search, but does anyone really think that search will ever catch email as the #1 use of the web? I’ll take a close second! ;-)