TechNewsDaily (USA): Internet to Reach 2 Billion Users This Year (and Other Stats)


In celebration of the first World Statistics Day as designated by the U.N., here's a snapshot of the most prevalent technologies used worldwide and how Americans compare with their global neighbors. Internet users will surpass 2 billion this year, that's around 30 percent of the world's population. In the U.S., 55 percent of Americans are online, compared with 65 percent of Europeans, representing the highest regional rate in the world, but China with its 420 million Internet users, ranks first in number of users online, International Telecommunication Union revealed in a study released today.


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