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Global Internet Stats here 2005-2013 at Suptweet

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.

As China, with user penetration levels at about 39-40% now, and Africa, further develop their user base, we’ll see more (is more better?)  monster growth rates.

After all, connectivity is an essential in today’s society.


Russ is a Native American blogger and web freelancer in the Washington DC area.

Afghan wind-down suggested reading list – not good

Updated May 16, 2014

An item in today’s Washington Post by Rajiv Chandrasekaran refreshes our thoughts on the fraught Afghan scene. On these rainy/snowy days such as we are having today, a good idea is to  read these recent volumes to reset one’s perspective on the Afghan and Iraq ventures. Short reviews and the points I see in them. At the link:


Recent release, “The Wrong Enemy” by Carlotta Gaul  sheds a bright (if unwelcome in some circles) light on the doomed American adventure in Afghanistan and the dark role “ally”  Pakistan has played in the debacle.


Russ Imrie, February 6, 2013

distant US Capitol dome

U.S. Capitol SOTU eve, 2011 – photo Russ Imrie

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