What were we thinking?
This story is pulled from the EDUPAGE electronic newsletter which is available online and email. This brief story talks about the demographics of Internet users in 1999.
U.S. ONLINE AUDIENCE STARING TO LOOK MORE LIKE AMERICADavid
A study by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press indicates that the online audience is rapidly changing from an elite computer-savvy group comprised of young, well-educated and affluent males to a more mainstream American group, with middle-aged and middle-income people of both sexes coming to the Internet in increased numbers, as are people with less formal education. Although the 74 million Internet users in the U.S. are still younger, better-educated and more affluent than the population at large, 40% of Internet newcomers never attended college and 23% have household incomes below $30,000 a year. (AP 14 Jan 99)