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  Daily Briefing  

June 14, 1999

Federal sites among most popular on Web

From National Journal's Technology Daily

Commercial Web sites are dominating Web traffic as more companies move their operations online, but Uncle Sam is holding his own, says an article in The Seattle Times' Tech Digest.

A dozen federal Web sites had more than 1 million visitors in April, with the U.S. Treasury, home of the Internal Revenue Service, predictably leading the pack, according to the story.

A study from online measurement firm Media Metrix suggest that people make fewer, shorter visits to government sites than they do to general Web sites.

After Treasury's IRS pages, number two was FedWorld, the clearinghouse that the Commerce Department launched in 1992 to allow people to search for information at many federal Web sites and agencies. The U.S. Postal Service clocked in at number three.

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