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THE INTERNET IS THE GLOBAL NETWORK OF INTERCONNECTED COMPUTERS

  • It can connect every computer in the world bringing people closer and disregarding borders
  • It was created by the University of Berkley in the USA under contract to the military and was called Advanced Research Projects Network (Arpanet)
  • Developed in USA
  • Nurtured in Asia
  • Exploited by the whole world
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INTERNET HISTORY

USAGE AND WORLDWIDE TRENDS

INTERNET USERS IN THE WORLD

Distribution by world regions 2012

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As of 2014, there are 2.9 billion internet users (about 40% of the world). Experts anticipate this number to rise to over 3 billion by 2015.

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Source: Internet World Stats - www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm Basis: 3,035,749, 340 Internet users on June 30, 2014 copyright 2014, Miniwatts Marketing Group

RANK
COUNTRY
NO. OF INTERNET USERS
1
CHINA
641,601,070
2
USA
279,834,232
3
INDIA
243,598,922
4
JAPAN
109,252,912
5
BRAZIL
107,822,831
6
RUSSIA
84,437,739
7
GERMANY
68,296,919
8
NIGERIA
55,930,391
9
UNITED KINGDOM
54,861,245
10
FRANCE
54,473,474
Nigeria is ranked 8th and Kenya is ranked 33rd, with 16,713,319 internet users.
Number of internet users and the other side Penetration per capita of internet users
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Continent with the most internet users
48.4%
Asia
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World's total Internet users
9.8%
Africa
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Country with the highest number of internet users ( by 2014)
641,601,070
China
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Country with the 2nd highest number of internet users ( by 2014)
279,834,232
USA
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Country with the highest internet penetration in the world
96.9%
Falkland Islands
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Country with the 2nd highest internet penetration in the world
96.0%
Iceland