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Reading a Web page in Safari and want to send the URL to a friend via email? Simply press Command-Shift-I to open a new email message with the Web page title as the Subject line and the Web page URL in the message body.

 
 

The Third GVU World-Wide Web User Survey

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The Third GVU World-Wide Web User Survey has started, and we encourage TidBITS readers to go and be counted. One of the problems that has stymied people trying to figure out who uses the Internet is that there isn't much hard research. I can't speak to the validity of this study over others, but it appears to be fairly complete. And (I'll come clean here) one of the questions asks what computer you use, so we Macintosh users should make sure we're counted. The complete survey takes about ten minutes to complete. [ACE]

http://www-survey.cc.gatech.edu/cgi-bin/Entry

 

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