Table and links reveal global internet statistics
Russ Imrie May 2013
from Internet World Stats
In the brief period from 2005 to now, 2013, internet user numbers have mushroomed from about 16 million to almost 3 billion.
Of course, with unleashed experimentation and many more sophisticated users, I can assume a not insignificant number of these users are inanimate entities created by human users for publicity, humour, business, and political anonymity.
Since I first began regular use of email and a crude beginning as a web author in 1995 the numbers show an increase of over 200x (2000 %) in 18 years. Only major derivatives traders and drug kingpins see these kinds of numbers, usually.
After all, connectivity is an essential in today’s society.
Russ is a Native American blogger and web freelancer in the Washington DC area.
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