Internet usage in the world is soaring. According to some data recently released by Hootsuite / We are Social, there are indeed 3.77 billion Internet users, which represents 50% of the population in the world. In 1995, it was less than 1%. As for social media, there are 2.79 billion members, i.e.37% of the population. Indeed, the Internet penetration rate in the various part of world is different: from 88% in North America, 84% in Western Europe, 33% in South Asia and 29% in Africa.
On the global side, the data are staggering. Thus, on average, every minute on the Internet, there are no less than 350 000 tweets on Twitter, 110 000 calls on Skype and 830 000 files downloaded on Dropbox.
As for the use of images, every minute 7 million snaps are sent via Snapchat, 216 million photos liked on Facebook, 2.4 million photos liked on Instagram and 10,000 images pinned on Pinterest.
On the video side too, it is quite impressive with no less than 400 hours of videos uploaded onto YouTube every minute.
With almost 290 million internet users as of dec 2016, the United States is one of largest online markets in the world. About 74.5 percent of the U.S. population accessed the internet as of 2015. Indeed Internet adoption in the U.S. is equal amongst both genders, but online usage increases among demographic groups with higher levels of education, income and community. A growing number of Americans now use smartphones as their primary means of online access at home. Today, just over 10% American adults are “smartphone-only” internet users – which means that they own a smartphone, but do not have traditional home broadband service anymore.
Now, let us check on the top 10 most visited sites in the world.
According to Alexa, Google roundups the bet, with also some surprises in China, with Baidu the famous Chinese search engine or Qq, being the most used messaging system out there. 1.Google.com 2.YouTube 3.Facebook 4.Baidu 5.Wikipedia 6.Yahoo 7.Google.co.in 8.Amazon 9.Qq 10.Google.co.jp The increasingly intense traffic on the web and the mass of data exchanged on the Internet in a world where cybercrime is growing, raises the question of your data security online.
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