Wednesday, August 21, 2002

Wireless Web comes to Starbucks.

Wireless Web comes to Starbucks.
August 21, 2002

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002

Vietnam Cracks Down on 'Harmful' Internet Us

Vietnam Cracks Down on 'Harmful' Internet Use. August 7, 2002.

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“Communist-ruled Vietnam has ordered local authorities to inspect Internet usage in its two biggest cities in a crackdown on "harmful information" from cyberspace, officials said on Tuesday. A spokesman at the Directorate General of Posts and Telecommunications (DGPT) told Reuters the scrutiny, which started last week, would be nationwide after initially targeting the capital city Hanoi and commercial hub Ho Chi Minh City.”

E-mail Overload In Congress : Congress Online Special Report

Congress Online Project :
Congress Online Special Report

E-mail Overload In Congress -

August 7, 2002


Last accessed on Nov. 7, 2005 @

Inbound e-mail to Members of Congress continues to remain at staggering levels, but offices appear to be improving their ability to handle the volume.

From 1999 - 2002 (projecting this year's numbers using six months of data), inbound e-mail to House Members increased 186%.

Inbound e-mail for a similar period to Senators increased 69%.

However, the increase in the amount of inbound e-mail to the House this year has slowed significantly, from an increase of 78% in 2001 to a projected increase of 2.5% this year.

Also surprising is that the Senate is not experiencing a similar leveling of e-mail volumes. E-mail volume to the Senate increased 22% in 2001 and is projected to increase 24% in 2002.

Despite the respite for House Members, they are still swimming in a sea of online communications.

The House and Senate received 117 million inbound e-mail messages in 2001. On an average day, House offices received 234,245 e-mail messages and Senate offices get 88,009.