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#2 from 2012: Media (R)evolutions: Global Internet Use

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Our Top Ten Blog Posts by Readership in 2012

Originally published on April 4, 2012

New developments and curiosities from a changing global media landscape: People, Spaces, Deliberation brings trends and events to your attention that illustrate that tomorrow's media environment will look very different from today's, and will have little resemblance to yesterday's.

Note: *Estimate

  • The world is home to 7 billion people, one third of which are using the Internet.  45% of the world’s Internet users are below the age of 25.
  • Over the last five years, developing countries have increased their share of the world’s total number of Internet users from 44% in 2006, to 62% in 2011. 


Source: ITU

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Submitted by BlogBee on
Indeed! Internet is a second world to most of us and I'm sure there will be a great increase in users by 2012. From knowledge to entertainment, Internet gives us everything on a platter. Internet education has been made mandatory in many developed and developing countries already, and it is high time that others follow the suit.

it would be interesting to put these stats up against the use of mobile phones globally, as this is becoming the way most people are getting on to the net.

Very useful information and the pie charts show the progress that has been made in a five year period. The progress is very encouraging. It would now be interesting to have more graphic illustrations on internet use/access data desagregated by countries, gender, age, income groups, location (urban-rural). Where available, data on dominant purpose of internet use - learning, fun, games, gossips? would be great! My article in the Punch Newspaper and my interview with RFI (Radio France International) explore the use and abuse of social media in Nigeria!

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