Research firm comScore data show that the number of access to webmail sites like Gmail or Hotmail, fell 5.9% in the period between the months of November 2009 and 2010.
The figures show that 162,908 million surfers accessed pages webmail in November 2009, while in 2010 this number had shrunk to 153,363 million. The average time spent on services dropped from 47 minutes to 43 minutes in a year.
Largely responsible for hearing loss were young people between 12 and 17 years, audience for whom the good old e-mail has lost 24% of its popularity in a year. The time spent among the young with their electronic messages dropped by half. In addition, 6% of users between 45 and 54 years also began to ignore their webmail.
As not everything is bad news, the popularity of services e-mail grew by 9% between the range of 18 to 24 years, 16% between 55 and 64 years and grew another 8% among grandpas over 65 years. Research also shows that e-mail is still alive among the mobile users. Access made from mobile phones rose from 31,161,000 in 2009 to 43,477 in 2011, an increase of 40%.