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Whichever way you slice it, Americans are obsessed with email, and cannot live without it, according to a survey conducted by America Online. How obsessive? Nearly 8% are busy checking their emails in business meetings, while 12% would rather write love notes than pay attention to […]

Whichever way you slice it, Americans are obsessed with email, and cannot live without it, according to a survey conducted by America Online. How obsessive? Nearly 8% are busy checking their emails in business meetings, while 12% would rather write love notes than pay attention to professors when in class. On the beach, where perfect bodies are an ideal distraction, nearly 6% of would rather check email. How about that 4% of us check mail while sitting on our thrones. (Too impolite to mention … which throne!)

Forty one percent of us check email first thing in the morning, roughly the same number who have to check email in middle of the night, 18% check it right after dinner, 14% say they check e-mail right when they get home from work, and 14% do so right before they go to bed. We can’t live without it! More than one in four (26%) say they haven’t gone more than two to three days without checking their e-mail. What’s worse – nearly 3 out of 4 folks have more than one email account. This obsession is worse in Miami, followed by San Francisco, Philadelphia, New York and Houston. Miami??

  1. Email Obsession

    Om Malik notes the results of a recent survey of our email habits, and it ain’t pretty. * 8% of us cop to checking email during business meetings. * 41% of us check email in the middle of the night….

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  2. Email, Email And More Email

    How obsessed are Americans with their email?

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  3. [...] Om Malik, a new add to my blogroll, comments about how Americans are obsessive about checking e-mail. Om, you ain’t seen nothing [...]

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  4. [...] o Seattle for Memorial Day weekend, I was thinking about my last post and wondering: since most of mainstream America is obsessed with e-mail now… I wonder if the s [...]

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  5. [...] The poem is evidence: for quite some time, I have been obsessed with the themes of sending a message, letters, and using the mail. [...]

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