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Jill Olkoski

Jill has a MA in Clinical Psychology, a BS in Computer Science, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering.

She currently owns Aldebaran Web Design in Edmonds (near Seattle WA) and enjoys educating her clients on topics related to small business website design.

In Jill's previous life, she spent 17 years in the engineering and quality organizations of a Fortune 100 tech company.


How Many People Use The Internet?

November 1st, 2010

As a follow-on to a little rant I did on small business owners who don’t want to embrace the web, I found some really good statistics about trends in internet usage for the United States. Just so I’m prepared for the next time someone asks me to make their phone ring with new customers.

According to the Internet World Stats website:

United States Internet Usage: In 2010 was 77.3% of the population and is continuing to rise.

Washington State Internet Usage (where I am): In 2010 was 85.7% of the population.

So if you don’t have a website, or if you are reluctant to use email to communicate with your prospective clients – you are missing out a LOT of people, and the number of people without internet access is growing smaller and smaller each year.

J. Olkoski
Aldebaran Web Design, Seattle
Jill Olkoski has a BS in Engineering, a BS in Computer Science and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She delights in using her advanced technical and psychological skills to help small business owners develop cost-effective and successful websites.

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