Women on the Web

Published: 1995-09-01

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(From The Chronicle of Higher Education, 4 August 1995.)

The World-Wide Web is attracting more women and people without technical backgrounds to the Internet.

Those are among the conclusions of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, who conducted a survey of about 13,000 Web users this spring.

Georgia Tech researchers... found that 15.5 per cent of their respondents were female, compared with only 6 per cent who answered a similar survey in October 1994.

“This shows that the people browsing the Web are becoming more like the general population,” says James E. Pitkow, one of the researchers.

The survey also found that nearly a third of Web users were in the computer industry, nearly a quarter were in education, and about one in five were professionals. Three-quarters of the respondents said they browsed on the Web at least once a day, four of ten did so up to four times a day.


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Author(s): Bradley R. Smith
Title: Women on the Web
Sources: Smith's Report, no. 26, September 1995, p. 2; The Chronicle of Higher Education, 4 August 1995
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