More data goodness from my deep dives into The Industry Standard’s hard copy archives.

In 1999, Jupiter Communications estimated there were only about 8 million teens online. This jives with other numbers that show household penetration of the PC did not cross 50% until that same year, 1999.

What were teens doing online in 1999?

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This does not jive at all with my recollection (and in 1999, I had recently been a teen) at all. Instant Message should be way higher on that list. In my memory, 1999 was THE year of AIM.

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Apparently, teens only went online about an hour a day. Also, slightly suspect, but a bit more believable.

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Also: top 3 sites for teens? and, natch.

Source, the June 21, 1999 issue of The Industry Standard