Share Machine With Others
- This question attempts to understand the ratio of computers on
the Web and the number of users behind each computer. This is really very
tricky stuff, as there is no registration mechanism in place to accomplish
a census of users and randomly sampling computers is essentially spamming
(i.e. not good net behavior). So, take these numbers with a big grain of salt
along with a nice icy cold margaritta or other preferred chilly beverage.
- Overall, slightly over one out of every three users (77.0%) reported that
they shared the use of their computer with others. This
is down 8% from the 85.7% reported in the third survey.
- European users are more likely to be the sole user of their
machine (27.1%) than their US counterparts (22.6%), even though they tend
to own less computers (See: Graphs). This
differences is significanlty smaller that that observed in the Third Survey
(Europe 22.3% vs US 12.9%).
- There were no significant differences between Weekend and Weekday
users with respect to machine sharing.
By Access Time
- An even more pronounced difference exists between women and men as
compared to the Third Survey, with 31.7% of the female users report
being the sole users of their machine verses 19.3% males. The Third
Survey reported 19.4% female users verses 13.2% male.
Table of Data for All Categories
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GVU's WWW Surveying Team
Graphics, Visualization, & Usability Center
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0280