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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Email addiction by the numbers

According to this MediaPost article detailing a survey unveiled by AOL, the San Francisco Bay Area leads in how many times we check our email each day (6 times on average).

Uh...I have email being checked, and my Outlook window open, all the time. I'm sure I'm not so different than many Silicon Valley folks although I do not check email in bed or in the bathroom. I am surprised that people admit to this...but then again people go online looking for help after they've dropped their Treos into the toilet. 

In addition to reading personal e-mail at work (done by 61 percent of users who work away from home), account holders also check e-mail in bed (23 percent), classes (12 percent), and business meetings (8 percent). A small proportion even admit to checking e-mail in the bathroom (6 percent), while driving (4 percent), and in church (1 percent).

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