Gmail Up 27%

Posted: May 15, 2010 in Research, Social Network, Uncategorized, Websites
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Since I’m a Gmail user, this chart of the day surprised me. It seems that Yahoo’s webmail service has twice as many users as Microsoft Hotmail which is its biggest competitor followed by Gmail. But according to Business Insider’s Chart of the Day from Nick Saint and Kamelia Angelova, Yahoo is losing users. The only major webmail provider that is gaining ground is Gmail, which is up 27% from a year ago. AOL trails the field and is down 20% over the past year.

Since people tend to use other services from the webmail provider, the theory is that when they stop using the email service, they also stop using the site for new entertainment, search, etc. We’ll see if/how Yahoo can stop their downward trend.

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