STATMASH: Digital Access
Does it shock you that individuals around the world don’t have access to the internet? Read on!
- According to InternetLiveStatistics, there were 3,424,971,237 internet users in 2016, compared to a global population of 7,432,663,275. That means 4,007,692,038 didn’t get the opportunity to message their friend, and actually had to call them up using a telephone, or even speak to them face-to-face! Luckily, individuals like Elon Musk are trying to find ways to ensure that everyone gets access no matter where they are.
- According to InternetLiveStatistics, the regional distribution of internet users as of July 1, 2013 is as follows: Asia: 48.4%, Americas: 21.8%, Europe: 19%, Africa: 9.8%, Oceania: 0.9%. Compared to the regional distribution of population (Source: NigerianMuse):Asia: 60%, Americas: 13.6%, Europe: 10.4%, Africa: 15.5%, Oceania: 0.5%. It’s very interesting how regions like the Americas and Europe have such a large difference between population and internet distribution.
- According to WeAreSocial, global internet use in 2017 has increased by 10% compared to 2016. That means if we keep it up, enough 10%’s will give everyone access! #ThereIsHope
- In Africa, only 29% of the population are internet users, compared to 46% in Asia. I think we know where we need to start.
- In 2017, mobile use raised by 30% up to 50% of total internet usage globally. Good news!
- In 2017, out of 3.77 billion internet users, 2.79 billion are social media users. Social media has truly connected the world!
- 2.55 billion of social media users access it via mobile device.
- Interestingly, the total number of mobile connections (8.05 billion) is significantly higher than the global population (7.48 billion).