Internet becomes home to one billion people for first time

Posted by Rick C. Hodgin


Chicago (IL) - TechPulse360 has posted a chart showing that for the first time ever the number of 15-yr and older individuals on the Internet has exceeded one billion.





In terms of geographic regions, the Asia-Pacific regions accounts for 41% of online users, with Europe accounting for 28%. North America (Canada, United States and Mexico) accounts for 18% with Latin America accounting for 7%.



China took the number one spot with 179.7 million users online. The United States was a close second with 163.3 million. The following then came in order, Japan at 60.0 million, Germany at 37.0 million, United Kingdom at 36.7 million, France at 34.0 million, India at 32.1 million, Russia at 29.0 million, Brazil at 27.7 million, South Korea at 27.3 million, Canada 21.8 million and Italy at 20.8 million.



According to comScore CEO, Magid Abraham, who originally compiled the "World Metrix" chart, "The second billion will be online before we know it, and the third billion will arrive even faster than that."



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