Soon We Will All Live on the Internet
According to a recent report from the International Telecommunications Union, which clearly has its modem full, the number of people who've found out about the World Wide Web will exceed 2 freakin' billion by the end of this year -- "an increase of 600 million in just the past year and double the number of only five years ago."
That's one-third of the world's population, per UN stats; by contrast, New York City has a mere 8 million folks, most of we presume have been on the Internet for some time now. (Hi guys!)
More than two-thirds of these new users are from developing countries; it's expected that "71% of people in western countries will be online by the end of 2010, compared to just 21% in developing countries." Also, "more than 90% of the world's population has access to a mobile network."
Other interesting stats: *People in the Phillippines and the U.S. sent 35% of all texts, combined. *Europe slightly outdoes the Americas in terms of people online. Africa has the lowest number of Internet-connected users. *Estonia, Finland, and Spain have declared access to the Internet "a legal right for citizens." *China is the largest Internet market in the world, with more than 420 million users.
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But what does this mean for you? Wayyyy more possibilities on Match.com! Also, maybe it's time to switch over from that dial-up? Beyond that, the subset of person known as the "computer geek" will soon no longer exist except in nostalgic reference and perhaps small sections of Sub-Saharan Africa. Which makes it an of-the-moment Halloween costume. Go to.
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