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Technology News - updated 2:40 PM ET Oct 6
Friday October 6 12:19 PM ET Leads Fastest Growing Sites at Work

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The fastest growing site at the office for this past week ending Oct. 1 was (, an information source on how to do things.

According to leading Internet audience measurement service Nielsen//NetRatings, the site jumped 92 percent to 567,000 unique visitors, followed by eToys (, which rose 66 percent to 389,000 unique visitors.

MyPrimeTime (, a portal offering tips and advice for baby boomers, grew 65 percent to 570,000 unique visitors, while online brokerage Ameritrade ( increased 56 percent to 341,000 unique visitors.

The fifth fastest growing site at work for the week was (, an Internet messaging service provider, which attracted 54 percent more visitors, or 328,000 unique visitors.

Sweepstakes Rule the Web at Home

NEW YORK, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Five of the top fifteen fastest growing sites at home for this past week ending Oct. 1 were sweepstakes and gaming sites, according to Nielsen//NetRatings.

Leading the way was Publishers Clearing House's site (, which spiked 230 percent to 851,000 unique home visitors.

Other big gainers included,,, and ended the week with 379,000 unique visitors, an increase of 92 percent, while 549,000 surfers visited, an increase of 87 percent.'s traffic rose 86 percent to 328,000 unique visitors and jumped 63 percent to 978,000 visitors for the week ending Oct. 1.

Source: Nielsen//NetRatings, October 2000

Nielsen//NetRatings measures and reports Internet audience behavior based on data collected from 57,000 home users and 8,000 at work users in the U.S and 110,000 international users. For more information on what Internet users are doing online, please visit

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