Internet Usage Up
People Are Logging on for Greater
Lengths of Time
people are getting online and staying online for longer periods of time,
according to a News.com report.
to Nielsen-Netratings, the number of people with Internet access at
home grew by 16 percent from April 2001 to April 2002 to
reach a total of 422.4 million home users in the 21 countries surveyed
by the research firm.
of people actively using the Web from home rose by 18 percent to 214.4
million over the same period.
spent online by Internet users also rose by 13 percent, while the number
of sessions per month increased by nearly 9 percent.
estimates that a quarter of the Internet population in the countries
surveyed use a high-speed connection at home.
also indicates that top global Web properties for April were unchanged
from previous months with Yahoo claiming the top spot and MSN, AOL Time
Warner, Microsoft and Lycos Network following close behind.