Only seven years from now it will be 2020, a very intertesting year because it will be the end of the twenty-tens and the start of the twenty-twenties. The big question is how many people will be online at that time?
Eric Schmidt has boldly predicted that everyone in the world will be online by 2020. This has already caused an uproar of neysayers. I agree with Eric Schmidt, in part. He should have added the word nearly, making the frase: nearly everyone will be online in 2020.
Internet users are growing in Africa and Latin America at a fast pace with support from the local governments. Already in Colombia Internet Penetration in the larger cities (over 200,000 population) has reached 80%. Internet World Stats data shows 34.3% penetration worldwide for mid-year 2012. For mid-year 2020, we predict Internet world penetration will be in the range of 70-80%.
The number of GPRS users amounts to 27.5 million, accounting for 36 percent of total Internet users in Iran. Some 867,000 people are using high-speed Internet, and about 6 million people are using Internet via optical fiber network.
Iran has been developing the “national Internet” since 2005 to improve control over its content as well as its speed. The project, which is separate from the World Wide Web, is scheduled to be completed by 2013. This network will be separated from the rest of the world Internet and is specifically for domestic use.
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I take the Internet for granted and consider it as just another form of media, like the radio, the TV, the Press and so forth. It is really amusing to read the thousands of articles where people try to explain what the Internet is all about to all of us, you and me. They also write about the digital divide and it’s perils. Some writers go further and point out that in geographic areas where access to the Internet has become more universal, a new type of digital divide is forming (they call it a second-level digital divide) and label it as a ‘digital inequality’.
I do not agree with this and I would prefer to use the term: “digital choise”. People are free to use the Internet or not to use it, and that should be the way to go. This is true in most of the world, with the exception of a very few countries. Every year more and more people world-wide become Internet Users.
The Internet is simply a product of the technological revolution that started in the middle of the last century. Previously we had the industrial revolution. And before that we had the social revolution, when people populated and formed the urban areas.
Here is a short video that also tries to explain how the Internet has changed our lives.
The real power behind Google is its world-wide physical network, its thousands of fiber miles, and the many thousands of servers that, in aggregate, add up to the mother of all clouds. This multibillion-dollar infrastructure allows Google to index over 20 billion web pages a day, to process more than 3 billion daily search queries, to conduct millions of ad auctions in real time, to offer free email storage to 425 million Gmail users, to zip millions of YouTube videos to users every day, and to deliver search results before the user has even finished typing the query.
The following video shows the tip of the iceberg of Google’s amazing infrastructure:
According to the National Statistics Office of Malta, during 2012, an estimated 78 per cent of the households had access to a computer at home. Nearly all households who had a computer at home also had access to the Internet. Overall, the share of households with children having access to a computer and to the Internet was higher than that for households without children.
The number of Internet users who made use of e-Government services during 2012 increased by 9.5 per cent over the previous year, to 128,507. The use of e-Government was most popular among persons between 35 and 44 (66 per cent) and was closely followed by those in the 25 to 34 age bracket (64 per cent). Results also show that the use of e-Government is most common among persons holding a tertiary level of education (83 per cent). This category also registered a marked increase of 6 percentage points when compared to 2011 levels. Read more.
Kalena Jordan has published a very interesting post on her blog (Ask Kalena) with tips for finding Internet Stats. She lists several of the best sources, which will save you time and trouble researching for this type of data.
Besides the sources mentioned by Kalena, I would add and recommend the Pew Internet & American Life Project. They do excellent research and publish great studies.
To clarify how Google is able to produce accurate search results in less than one second, take a look at this video which explains it all.
The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) has reported 564 million Internet users in mainland China for year-end 2012. This Official Statistic brings our current Internet World Stats up to 2,433,376,688 users and a world penetration rate of 34.7%. New stats are posted here frequently, so visit this blog and the IWS website to keep up to date. Better still, get here a free subscription to the IWS Newsletter.
Internet World Stats has updated the Middle East Stats for June 2012. This is a general update and the population for this world region is estimated at 223,608,203 persons for mid-year 2012. The Internet users are estimated at 90,000,455 persons and a penetration rate of 40.2%. Facebook subscribers also show growth and now stand at 22,793,140 persons for September 30, 2012. To see the details for each of the 15 countries and regions, please visit the Middle East Stats.