Interesting but short interview on NPR

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Deborah Fallows was on a talk show discussing reports about internet
use; main theme around teens but some general thoughts got mixed in .

One comment she made, paraphrased, was "Some hardcore internet may say
"it isn't so" but studies taken of average web surfers revealed the
majority of users may only do  a search 2 to 3 times a week. ... Most
would not miss search engines if those sites closed up but would use
other methods of researching that existed before search engines."

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Re: Interesting but short interview on NPR

On Sun, 30 Jan 2005 17:12:32 GMT, (CarolW.) wrote:

Quoted text here. Click to load it

Forgot an URL, which I located under the reports section,

On paragraph shared here since I am following-up my own post:

"Only 38% of users are aware of the distinction between paid or
“sponsored” results and unpaid results. And only one in six say they
can always tell which results are paid or sponsored and which are not.
This finding is ironic, since nearly half of all users say they would
stop using search engines if they thought engines were not being clear
about how they presented paid results."

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