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Webmail: older people using it more, teens tossing it aside

Taking a look at comScore's comparison of 2009 vs. 2010 webmail use, a couple things are pretty clear. Older users are finally starting to see how Web-based email is useful and getting into the swing of things. That, in turn, seems to be causing teenagers to turn up their noses and flee services like Gmail and Hotmail in droves.

OK, maybe it's not the increase in older users causing teens to leave -- it's more probable that young users are more likely to use other methods to communicate like Facebook, Twitter, and text messaging.

A while back, Mark Zuckerberg claimed that email was dead, and he certainly seems to be right on the money in terms of people under the age of 18.

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