has passed, and spam is still here.

"The [spam] threat remains alive and kicking despite the increased action against spammers and constantly improving anti-spam software," according to the Security Threat Management Report from Sophos.

Undergrads Online

According to a new eMarketer Inc. report, 15 million students on U.S. college campuses are online, and that number is expected to grow.


Male: 6.4 million

Female: 8.7 million


Male: 6.9 million

Female: 9.7 million

(numbers have been rounded)

Wireless Ahoy!

Landline telephones are disappearing in homes across the United States in favor of wireless phones. The U.S. Consumer Telecom Survey by In-Stat reports that 20 percent of respondents who use wireless voice service plan to drop landline phone service.


Ninety-one percent of e-mail traffic sent to Indian PC users is spam, according to MessageLabs. United Arab Emirates had the highest rate of virus transmission, with one virus received per 13.9 e-mails.

Online Job Hunt

According to a study by Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., the Internet is the medium for the majority of new hires, though job boards and social network sites aren't as important as companies' own Web sites. The following are applicant sources from which new hires originated, according to recruiters in the United States.

Web site of organization: 21 percent

Referrals by employees: 19 percent

General job boards: 15 percent

Search firms: 10 percent

Campus recruiting: 8 percent

Niche job boards: 6 percent

Social networking Web sites: 5 percent

Newspapers: 5 percent

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