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Online Communication Has Changed

Extension's customers are changing. They access information through devices and media that didn't exist 10 years ago.

Take a look below at how online communication among Americans has changed since the year 2000, while NDSU Extension's online presence has stayed the same.

2000
2010
46% of adults use Internet
74% of adults use Internet
5% have broadband at home
65% have broadband at home
<20% watch video online
>55% watch video online
53% own a cell phone
85% own a cell phone
0% use wireless Internet
57% use wireless internet
<10% use cloud computing
>66% use cloud computing
0% use social networks
46% use social networks
Slow, stationary connections
built around my computer

Fast, mobile connections on
outside servers and storage
- Pew Internet & American Life Project, http://www.pewinternet.org/

The statistics above demonstrate three online communication revolutions of the past decade: the broadband revolution, the mobile revolution and the social networking revolution. Learn more about online communication trends.

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