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ONLINE, ANYWAY … 

So the Internet turned 25 years old earlier this month and and we missed it … which is inexcusable on our part seeing as we pretty much owe our livelihood to the innovation.

So thank you, Al Gore …

Anyway, the Pew Center came out with some remarkable data on Internet usage in America to mark the anniversary. According to its research, in 1995 only 14 percent of American adults used the Internet. Today that figure is 87 percent –  a staggering 527 percent increase. That percentage climbs to 99 percent for people living in homes with family incomes higher than $70,000 – and 97 percent for college graduates or young adults aged 18-29.

Cell phone and smart phone usage has also skyrocketed. Fourteen years ago, 53 percent of adults owned a cell phone. Today? A whopping 90 percent do. Just three years ago only 35 percent of American adults owned smartphones – a figure that has soared to 58 percent today.

That’s a 65 precent increase in smartphone ownership in the last three years alone … which is why websites (including this one) now design layouts with mobile users in mind.

To view the data for yourself, click on the link below …

PEW CENTER SURVEY ON CONNECTIVITY