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INTERNET GROWTH STATISTICS
« on: August 30, 2020, 09:30:56 AM »
And the "Global Village" became a Reality
Internet has made real what in the 1970's that visionary of the communications Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) called the "Global Village".

The Internet is defined as the worldwide interconnection of individual networks operated by government, industry, academia, and private parties. Originally the Internet served to interconnect laboratories engaged in government research, and since 1994 it has been expanded to serve millions of users and a multitude of purposes in all parts of the world.

In a matter of very few years, the Internet consolidated itself as a very powerful platform that has changed forever the way we do business, and the way we communicate. The Internet, as no other communication medium, has given an International or, if you prefer, a "Globalized" dimension to the world. Internet has become the Universal source of information for millions of people, at home, at school, and at work.

Internet is changing all the time. Two things, in our opinion, have marked it's evolution recently: the social web and mobile technology. These two innovations have changed the way people use the Internet. In the social web people have found a new way to communicate. Since its creation in year 2004, Facebook has grown into a worldwide network of over 2,450 million active users. Mobile technology, on the other hand, has made possible a much greater reach of the Internet, increasing the number of Internet users everywhere.

The Internet continues to be the most democratic of all the mass media. With a very low investment, anyone can have a web page in Internet. This way, almost any business can reach a very large market, directly, fast and economically, no matter the size or location of the business. With a very low investment, almost anybody that can read and write can have access and a presence in the World Wide Web. Blogging has consolidated the social media and the people everywhere are expressing and publishing their ideas and opinions like never before.


 
“When I took office, only high energy physicists
had ever heard of what is called the World Wide
Web... Now even my cat has it's own page.”
- Bill Clinton



History and Growth of the Internet from 1945 to 1995

Before getting into the numbers, let's take a look at the
fascinating history of the Internet, from 1945 to 1995, by
courtesy of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

History and Growth of the Internet from 1995 till Today

Today the Internet continues to grow day by day making
McLuhan's Global Village a reality. The following table
shows the incredibly fast evolution of the Internet from
1995 till the present time:


DATE

NUMBER OF USERS

% WORLD
POPULATION

INFORMATION
SOURCE

December, 1995

16 millions
0.4 %
IDC

December, 1996

36 millions
0.9 %
IDC

December, 1997

70 millions
1.7 %
IDC

December, 1998

147 millions
3.6 %
C.I. Almanac

December, 1999

248 millions
4.1 %
Nua Ltd.

March, 2000

304 millions
5.0 %
Nua Ltd.

July, 2000

359 millions
5.9 %
Nua Ltd.

December, 2000

361 millions
5.8 %
Internet World Stats

March, 2001

458 millions
7.6 %
Nua Ltd.

June, 2001

479 millions
7.9 %
Nua Ltd.

August, 2001

513 millions
8.6 %
Nua Ltd.

April, 2002

558 millions
8.6 %
Internet World Stats

July, 2002

569 millions
9.1 %
Internet World Stats

September, 2002

587 millions
9.4 %
Internet World Stats

March, 2003

608 millions
9.7 %
Internet World Stats

September, 2003

677 millions
10.6 %
Internet World Stats

October, 2003

682 millions
10.7 %
Internet World Stats

December, 2003

719 millions
11.1 %
Internet World Stats

February, 2004

745 millions
11.5 %
Internet World Stats

May, 2004

757 millions
11.7 %
Internet World Stats

October, 2004

812 millions
12.7 %
Internet World Stats

December, 2004

817 millions
12.7 %
Internet World Stats

March, 2005

888 millions
13.9 %
Internet World Stats

June, 2005

938 millions
14.6 %
Internet World Stats

September, 2005

957 millions
14.9 %
Internet World Stats

November, 2005

972 millions
15.2 %
Internet World Stats

December, 2005

1,018 millions
15.7 %
Internet World Stats

March, 2006

1,023 millions
15.7 %
Internet World Stats

June, 2006

1,043 millions
16.0 %
Internet World Stats

Sept, 2006

1,086 millions
16.7 %
Internet World Stats

Dec, 2006

1,093 millions
16.7 %
Internet World Stats

Mar, 2007

1,129 millions
17.2 %
Internet World Stats

June, 2007

1,173 millions
17.8 %
Internet World Stats

Sept, 2007

1,245 millions
18.9 %
Internet World Stats

Dec, 2007

1,319 millions
20.0 %
Internet World Stats

Mar, 2008

1,407 millions
21.1 %
Internet World Stats

June, 2008

1,463 millions
21.9 %
Internet World Stats

Sept, 2008

1,504 millions
22.5 %
Internet World Stats

Dec, 2008

1,574 millions
23.5 %
Internet World Stats

Mar, 2009

1,596 millions
23.8 %
Internet World Stats

June, 2009

1,669 millions
24.7 %
Internet World Stats

Sept, 2009

1,734 millions
25.6 %
Internet World Stats

Dec, 2009

1,802 millions
26.6 %
Internet World Stats

June, 2010

1,966 millions
28.7 %
Internet World Stats

Sept, 2010

1,971 millions
28.8 %
Internet World Stats

Mar, 2011

2,095 millions
30.2 %
Internet World Stats

Jun, 2011

2,110 millions
30.4 %
Internet World Stats

Sept, 2011

2,180 millions
31.5 %
Internet World Stats

Dec, 2011

2,267 millions
32.7 %
Internet World Stats

Mar, 2012

2,336 millions
33.3 %
Internet World Stats

June, 2012

2,405 millions
34.3 %
Internet World Stats

Sept, 2012

2,439 millions
34.8 %
Internet World Stats

Dec, 2012

2,497 millions
35.7 %
I.T.U.

Dec, 2013

2,802 millions
39.0 %
Internet World Stats

June, 2014

3,035 millions
42.3 %
Internet World Stats

Dec, 2014

3,079 millions
42.4 %
Internet World Stats

June, 2015

3,270 millions
45.0 %
Internet World Stats

Dec, 2015

3,366 millions
46.4 %
Internet World Stats

Jun. 2016

3,631 millions
49.5 %
Internet World Stats

Dec. 2016

3,696 millions
49.5 %
Internet World Stats

June, 2017

3,885 millions
51.7 %
Internet World Stats

Dec 2017

4,156 millions
54.4 %
Internet World Stats

Jun 2018

4,208 millions
55.1 %
Internet World Stats

Dec 2018

4,313 millions
55.6 %
Internet World Stats

Mar 2019

4,383 millions
56.8 %
Internet World Stats

Jun, 2019

4,536 millions
58.8 %
Internet World Stats

Jun, 2020

4,833 millions
62.0 %
Internet World Stats


 

Statistics of the Internet

The Internet has made distances shorter and the world smaller.
However, the great divider that stands in the way of a truly global
society is fact that there are many different different languages
spoken in our planet Earth. The following table shows the ten
most numerous languages spoken by the Internet users.

To see old (Historic) Internet World Usage Statistics click here.
For detailed information on the Internet from Wikipedia.org click here.
For more on the Internet's history and its relationship with the information
revolution read NetValley's informative nine part report.

For current up to date Internet User Statistics click here.

Click here for information on the 1995 to 2005 domain count growth.
For 1993-1996 domain count data see Internet Growth Summary.

https://www.internetworldstats.com/emarketing.htm
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