Search engine use is approaching the frequency of use of email. Til now email was the king, #1 use of the internet. But it looks like searching for stuff is going to surpass it. Why? Broadband.
Several factors explain the quick rise in
search activity, including the spread of high-speed Internet
connections, also known as broadband, into more homes, said Pew
Director Lee Raine. The ubiquity of broadband — 70 percent of Internet
users have access to it at work or home — is prompting people to shift
from using phone books and other offline information sources to the Web.
Broadband rules! It’ll change everything. (Like TiVo and iPods.)