Did you get cyber on Cyber Monday?

It’s been five years since Shop.org noticed that the Monday immediately following Black Friday had become one of the biggest online shopping days of the year.

Since then, high-speed internet access has become the norm and people don’t necessarily have to wait until they get to work to enjoy a speedy connection for online shopping.

Still, Cyber Monday has stuck.


Is it because that T1 internet line at work is still more powerful than what’s at home? Is it because people know their significant others won’t be watching over their shoulder when they choose a gift? Or is the Monday after Thanksgiving just a slow day at work?

Whatever the reason, Cyber Monday is still alive and kicking as evidenced by the more than 700 online retailers highlighted at CyberMonday.com and by Shop.org’s recent survey which revealed that over 100 million Americans planned to get cyber on Cyber Monday this year.

Are you one of them?

Last week’s poll

Last week’s poll question was “Who ran over those trees on College Avenue last year?

The results as of November 29, 2010:

79%Some a-hole
15% You