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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.

Egypt’s telecom cranks out a sweet valentine for free speech and shared crap

Telecom authority appeals YouTube ban | Egypt Independent.

From a post at the Egypt Independent February 14, 2013

Russ Imrie

Egypt’s banning (for 30 days) of YouTube’s hosted video trailer for The Innocence of Muslims” is being baffled by simple technological fact. 

Internet technology experts recently told Egypt Independent that enforcing the ban would be costly and difficult.

Egypt doesn’t need “costly and difficult”, and c’mon, wiping the entire connected Egyptian population’s caches and connections is basically impossible, even for the wannabe al-powerful dogmacrats of the Brotherhood.

Egypt’s National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), that would be tasked with immediately achieving the impossible, is said to be appealing the ban. 

The Guardian also has more details on the players and issues at play, including names.

distant US Capitol dome

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

Russell Imrie is a  Networking and Content Specialist, webmaster and an American Indian blogger living in the Washington DC area. More opinion pieces are at China Daily Mail and MediaSeenToo

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