Half of American Internet users use an IM app

The Pew Internet and American Life Project is reporting that better than four of every ten Americans who use the Internet or 53 million people regularly use an instant messaging application. In fact one quarter of that group say they IM more than they use e-mail, a statistic I find remarkable.
The new report from the Pew Center also says that instant messaging is especially popular among younger adults and technology enthusiasts. That's the part of the survey I find less remarkable, in the sense that you or I could likely have predicted that outcome.

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