The latest report from the Pew Internet survey machine says, "69 percent of online Americans use webmail services, store data online, or use software programs such as word processing applications whose functionality is located on the Web." What they really mean is: A lot of people use Hotmail. But while the 69 percent number overstates the case, there are some surprising stats in the details:
Roughly one in three Americans, the survey says, use an online app such as Google Docs or Adobe Photoshop Express. I'm honestly skeptical of that number — did respondents confuse one of Google's search features with Google Docs? But one in three store photos online. Considering how hard it was just to post a picture of your cat to your blog a few years ago, that's pretty big. I only wish Pew had asked those folks if they'd also made backups.