TECHNOLOGY AND THE

COURTROOM OF THE FUTURE

(How to Avoid Being Roadkill on
the Information Superhighway)

1996 All Rights Reserved
Richard R. Orsinger

XIV. DEMOGRAPHICS OF WEB USERS. A 1995 CommerceNet/Nielsen Internet Demographics Survey of World Wide Web use reflected the following information from that time:

17% (37 million) of total persons aged 16 and above in the US and Canada have access to the Internet.

11% (24 million) of total persons aged 16 and above in the US and Canada have used the Internet in the past three months.

Approximately 8% (18 million) of total persons aged 16 and above in the US and Canada have used the WWW in the past three months.

Internet users average 5 hours and 28 minutes per week on the Internet.

Total Internet usage in the US and Canada is equivalent to the total playback of rented video tapes.

Males represent 66% of Internet users and account for 77% of Internet usage.

On average, WWW users are upscale (25% have income over $80K), professional (50% are professional or managerial), and educated (64% have at least college degrees).

Approximately 14% (2.5 million) of WWW users have purchased products or services over the Internet.

The foregoing information is from The Commercenet/ Nielsen Internet Demographics Survey: Executive Summary, http://www.commerce.net:8000/information/surveys/execsum/exec_sum.html.

Lawyers' use of the internet is explored in an article by Fred Parker, On the Internet, the Future Is Now: Online resources can provide virtually unlimited opportunities for attorneys to save time while increasing productivity, at http://www.ljx.com/ltpn/april96/p42parker.html.

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