Three Fourths of Adults Email Users Use Email Daily

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Compared with today’s virtual worlds, e-mail is solidly Web 1.0-an almost archaic communication channel.

Yet e-mail works, and marketers and advertisers keep putting it to new uses. Moreover, consumers-whose opinions are the ones that matter-genuinely like e-mail. Nearly three-quarters of adult e-mail users in North America said they used it every day, according to an April survey conducted by Ipsos for Habeas.

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Women Respond Better In Person, Men Via Email

Women Respond Better In Person, Men Via Email

Research shows that men and women respond differently to persuasion

Want to persuade a woman? Do it in person instead of taking the online route, for a new study has revealed that the fair sex responds better in face-to-face encounters, while men can be easily swayed by an email.

Researchers have found that although internet has made negotiations faster and more convenient in some cases, women still tend to prefer social interaction to be truly convinced as they are more relationship-minded.

But, men generally prefer an email because it bypasses their competitive tendencies.
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Teens Signal Shift in Internet Usage

 Teens Signal Shift in Internet Usage

Contrary to some studies, teens show a wide range of online interests

Most Internet users worldwide use the Web primarily for e-mail and search, according to a global survey conducted by Gartner during the fourth quarter of 2007.

Online banking is the third most popular use of the Internet (except in emerging markets), while sharing photos, videos and files is the fourth. However…

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The Battle of the Botnets

The Battle of the Botnets

New Scientist is reporting on a University of Washington project aiming to marshal swarms of ‘good’ computers to take on botnets. Their approach – called Phalanx – uses its distributed network to shield a server from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Instead of that server being accessed directly, all information must pass through the swarm of ‘mailbox’ computers, which are swapped around randomly and only pass on information to the shielded server when it requests it.

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American’s Addiction to Texting

Americans Can’t Stop Texting

Data revenues at US mobile service providers surged to $23 billion in 2007 and now account for 17% of all mobile service revenues, according to the CTIA. The total represented a 53% increase over 2006.

Much of that revenue is due to the enormous popularity of text messaging. Nearly 50 billion messages were sent in December 2007 alone.

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Anti-Spam Vendors Blocking and Slowing Gmail

Anti-Spam Vendors Blocking and Slowing Gmail

Have you had problems receiving e-mail from Gmail users recently? If so, you’re one of thousands. Over the past month, major anti-spam vendors have had to apply scrutiny to Gmail in a way they haven’t had to before, and the result is reduced delivery performance and sometimes outright blocking of Gmail. Some messaging hosts are being instructed to reject SMTP connections from Google.

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