Monday, February 26th 2007

One-Third of Internet Users Trying Wireless

A recent survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project has revealed that 34% of internet users in America have used wireless networking to access online material, with 27% of users accessing the net outside their own homes. The survey has also shown that 20% of users have wireless networks at home, which has doubled from last year. This is the result of more shops and public areas offering wireless services (and even entire cities) and increased consumer awareness - one interesting discovery is that wireless internet users check their emails more than those with wired connections.Source: DailyTech
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7 Comments on One-Third of Internet Users Trying Wireless

#1
Namslas90
Yet, only One out of Four use their cellphone or blackberry to access the Internet.
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#2
Scavar
I've used my cellphone to go online once.. But its expensive having the package for that, or paying by the minute for it. And really, it just isn't that useful to me.

There is a wireless network in my house, for things like the laptops. It is only on when needed, and is pretty secure. Sucks having to type in that damn long as password/key when using a new tool with it heh.
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#3
J0N
by: Namslas90
Yet, only One out of Four use their cellphone or blackberry to access the Internet.
I'd prefer my 15" screen to a 2" one. I can see they appeal those thing have, being portable, but they're bloody expensive and usage is limited. Maybe when the technology expands i'll give them a go.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I like the fact that at my work, the wireless router is probably 50 feet away from my office behind a door that houses all electrical wires, telecommunications and stuff and I still connect at high signal strength. It has to travel through 8 walls of at least 2 feet thick.
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#6
jocksteeluk
by: kakazza
Enjoy your cancer ;p
depending on what sources you choose their still is no proof radio waves cause cancer.
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Jimmy 2004
by: jocksteeluk
depending on what sources you choose their still is no proof radio waves cause cancer.
TBH, mobiles and wireless access points are all over the place now, there's no avoiding them. And I would expect that long distance transmissions (such as radio stations and mobiles) would be much more harmful because they're more powerful. I'm not an expert, but that seems common sense if they do cause harm. There are so many things in my life that are going to kill me I just ignore them now. I'm not personally interested in living in an antiseptic box breathing filtered air and having layers of lead around me to protect me from radiation :rolleyes:
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