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PC Advisor: 80% of Europeans prefer to share files by email
PC Advisor writes: Research of 272 Europeans by the web hosting firm revealed 80 percent said they prefer to share documents, photos, music and videos by email, while just seven percent burn discs to give to friends and family. Furthermore, 82 percent of Europeans admitted they shared more files in 2011 than they did in 2010. Brits were the most likely to increase their file-sharing over the past year with 92 percent saying their file sharing has surged, followed by Belguim with 83 percent and Denmark with 82 percent.
More than one in five of Swedish residents said they shared less files last year than in 2010. Two in five said the reason behind the decrease in file-sharing was fewer opprtunities to do so, while 13 percent cited concerns over privacy.
Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of file-sharing involves laptops, while 22 percent uses desktop computers. Despite the popularity of tablet PCs and smartphones, just two percent of file-sharing uses tablet PCs and 12 percent takes place using smartphones.